Announcement. The Smithton foreshore is the focus of a $250,000 election promise from Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley.
If re-elected, a Turnbull Liberal government will provide funds to construct the Eastern Foreshore Rockwall in Smithton.
Mr Whiteley said that the project will allow Circular Head Council to develop the area as a community recreation spot.
The rockwall would be installed from the Duck River Bridge to Murray Street, opening up the foreshore for the council to create more park and recreational facilities.
“Smithton is a wonderful town with more tourism visitation potential and this project will enhance that, attracting more people to the region and encouraging residents to enjoy their beautiful river,” Mr Whiteley said.
“Importantly, the rockwall will also provide some flooding and erosion protection for low lying areas in Smithton.”
Mr Whiteley thanked the council for its forward thinking and desire to make sure Smithton continues to be an attractive place to live and raise a family.
Deputy Mayor Jan Bishop said the installation would help further enhance Smithton’s appeal.
“Smithton is making a concerted effort to revitalise the town and this new development will complement [the] recent CBD beautification process and the new indoor pool.
“Together with Mr Whiteley’s commitment to the new Smithton pool, this project will ensure the people of Smithton are part of a vibrant community with great community facilities,” Cr Bishop said.