Healthy living investment for Wynyard

Roger with Mayor Robby Walsh, Wynyard Yacht Club members Justin McErlain and Chris Symonds (front) and Keith Price of Safer Roads for Cyclists

Roger’s media release outlines the redevelopment of Wynyard’s waterfront with a $1.1 million contribution

A second term Hodgman Liberal Government will invest in the redevelopment of Wynyard’s waterfront with a $1.1 million contribution, on top of funding provided last year to repair the seawall.

The waterfront redevelopment project includes land reclamation, improved wharf access and parking, seawall repairs, a new boardwalk and construction of a multi-use building, which will house the Wynyard Yacht Club and a cafe.

The total cost of the project is $6.5 million.

Today’s announcement brings the State’s contribution to just under one third of this total, with the balance to be covered by Waratah-Wynyard Council and federal funding.

When finished, the waterfront precinct will connect to the new shared pathway being built this year between Wynyard and Burnie, so locals and visitors can ride their bikes to surf and sailing clubs, beaches, shops and cafes safely, without having to ride on the road.

The finished waterfront precinct will be a great destination for people using the pathway, and attract visitors who will go on to visit the town’s other attractions and main street businesses.

Projects like the Wynyard waterfront redevelopment and the Coastal Pathway are great examples of the Hodgman Liberal Government working with local communities to improve the lives of Tasmanians and to help make Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025.