New Veterans shack at Dago Point

Post-Vietnam military veterans and their families will have use of a shack at Dago Point in the highlands to assist with in recovery from their war time experiences.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has granted $100,000 to RSL Tasmania to assist with the restructure and renovation of the shack.

We’re committed to improving the lives of Tasmanians and this shack will make a real difference for veterans and their families.

RSL Tasmania identified the Dago Point shack as an ideal location for current and ex-service men and women who have served in any conflict or war zone post the Vietnam War, to holiday with their friends and family.

The shack, situated on Crown Land, is owned by the Department of Primary Industries and Parks. It was originally used by department staff when they managed the Dago Point Reserve.

Today, RSL Tasmania has officially been handed the keys to the shack, for use as a safe and relaxing retreat for individuals and their families.

The shack is in need of renovations and both veterans and contractors are joining in to help complete the project.

Once completed the shack will be made available for hire, with funds collected to be re-invested into on-going maintenance costs.

The shack is close to a Vietnam Veterans retreat, and these Veterans have indicated their willingness to assist the younger veterans with the renovation.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a proud supporter of our veterans and ex-service community.

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