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Heritage Rail Funding a Boon for Tourism

Keeping heritage rail on track 

The Tasmanian Greens’ Tourism spokesperson Tim Morris MP today announced a $2.25 million plan to help the state’s heritage rail operators deliver world-class tourism experiences.
 
“Heritage rail already plays an important role in our tourism industry, and this funding will unlock a huge amount of new potential,” Mr Morris said.
 
 
“Heritage railways are often run on a very tight budget and it is often the case that their funding is intermittent or irregular.”
 
“This uncertain funding model funding model that doesn’t allow administrators to plan for the medium to long term.”
 
“In recognition of the valuable work the heritage rail organisations do to maintain and house the State’s world class heritage rail collection, the Greens plan will deliver certainty for heritage rail organisations in funding for special projects. 
 
“If successful this program will be extended for a further 10 years.”
 
“This is about acknowledging the highly valuable work that volunteers in these organisations do in protecting Tasmania’s world class rail heritage.”
 
The policy Keeping Heritage Rail On Track policy is available for download on the Greens MPs website.