• Eric Hutchinson MP | Member for Lyons

  • Eric Hutchinson MP | Member for Lyons

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What a great week it’s been for the people of the Lyons electorate.

Today we welcomed Prime Minister Tony Abbott back to our part of the state for a big announcement – one so many people have worked so hard to secure.

Mr Abbott came to one of our local Evandale farming properties to announce $60 million funding for Tasmania’s proposed tranche two irrigation schemes.

Three of the schemes will be built in Lyons – the Southern Highlands Scheme, in the Bothwell region; the Swan Valley Scheme, near Swansea, on the East Coast and the North Esk Scheme, near Evandale.


Tranche 2 will deliver nearly 40,000 extra megalitres of water to landowners and communities across Tasmania generating more than 150 direct fulltime jobs.

It is great news for farmers both in the North and South of the state who are looking for the magic ingredient – water – to expand and diversify.

This week we’ve also had news of an extra $7.7 million for councils in Lyons to help with service delivery as well as $330,000 for the Break O’Day Business Enterprise Centre for the next three years.

Great news!


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