During the 2010 Federal Election the following commitments were made and I will work hard to ensure they are delivered on behalf of the Franklin electorate. The commitments include:
· Youth Mental Health Investment - Headspace - The Gillard Government would establish a new youth mental health service in Hobart. The service will help local people cope with depression, substance abuse and other mental health issues. These services will assist young people between the ages of 12 and 25 and services will be available from next year. The Hobart service will build on the work already being delivered by Headspace in Launceston.
· Infrastructure Investment - I was pleased to announce with the Minister Anthony Albanese in Rosny a $2 million commitment for planning works between the East Derwent and Tasman Highways to improve safety for local residents. The remaining funding is to be included in the Nation Building Program 2, commencing in 2014-15.
· Safer Suburbs Plan - $225,000 for four projects across Kingborough and Clarence municipalities.
o $80,000 for lighting in the Clarence Aquatic Centre car park, Warrane Green Belt, Stanley Park and Astor Park;
o $75,000 for lighting in the Kingborough Sports Centre car park;
o $50,000 for CCTV in the Kingborough CBD; and
o $20,000 for solar lighting in the Kingborough War Memorial Park.
I have also delivered on every election commitment that was promised to the people of Franklin in 2007. This was a $45 million investment and includes:
- $15 million contribution to the construction of the Kingston Bypass.
- $12 million investment to fund the Huon Valley Water Scheme.
- $10.5 million to fund stage one of the South East Tasmanian Recycled Water Scheme.
- $5.5 million health investment to fund the Clarence GP Super Clinic.
- $166,000 for the Green TEA program.
- $155,949 for the redevelopment of the Dennes Point Community Centre.
- $65,000 for four sporting projects across Franklin including Rokeby Cricket. Club, Kingborough Lions Soccer Club, Cygnet Gymnasium and the Port Huon Sports Centre.