Heritage and tourist railway finally get support they’ve been asking for

Tasmanian Labor
  • Heritage Rail finally gets support it needs
  • Months of calls answered
  • Liberal’s copy Labor’s policy
  • Labor
    welcomes the announcement of financial support for tourist and heritage
    railways across the state.

    Shadow
    Minister for Tourism Rebecca White said Tasmania’s historic railways are
    crucial to many regional communities and offer significant opportunities for
    economic stimulus and employment growth.

    “Labor is
    pleased to see its calls for investment in these important attractions have
    finally been answered,” Ms White said.

    “Exorbitant
    public liability insurance premiums have been threatening to derail these
    grassroots enterprises which are largely run by volunteers.

    “It’s a
    huge relief that 90 percent of the cost of those premiums will be covered by
    the Government at least in the first year.

    “This will remove one of the barriers that has prevented these tourism rail operators from getting back on the track and offering exciting experiences for visitors and locals alike.

    “Heritage railway groups offer an exciting and valuable tourism experience for our state, and it’s gratifying to see the government finally responding to their financial needs and getting on board with this proposal.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Shadow Minister for Tourism

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