Funding. Newly elected Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley said the $350,000 earmarked for Smithton Turf Incorporated and the $100,000 funding for the Smithton Recreation Ground will be delivered as promised.
“I’m happy to say we are working through the paperwork of getting these funds delivered to these organisations as quickly as possible,” Mr Whiteley said on Monday.
Mr Whiteley was also quick to add that being voted in as the Federal Member for Braddon was “a little surreal” at the moment but said he would soon have to get used to it as there was plenty of work ahead of himself and the newly elected Liberal Government to turn the fortunes of the country around.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Braddon who voted for me but also I want to let those people that did not not vote for me know, I will be working just as hard for them too during the coming weeks and months.
“It is an absolute honour the community has given me and at the same time a very humbling one and I want to say I will do my very best to make sure all of the people of Braddon get a fair go and are represented in the national Parliament.
“Tony Abbott and his team have got a real plan in place to turn this country around.”
Mr Whiteley said he expects to take over the Burnie office of the former Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom and opening hours and phone numbers will be announced soon.
Smithton Turf Inc to get $350,000 and
Smithton Recreational Ground to get $100,000.