welcomes the announcement of financial support for tourist and heritage
railways across the state.
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.
pleased to see its calls for investment in these important attractions have
finally been answered,” Ms White said.
public liability insurance premiums have been threatening to derail these
grassroots enterprises which are largely run by volunteers.
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