Liberals pledge Port Dalrymple slipway upgrade


A re-elected Morrison Government will invest $235,000 to upgrade the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club slipway facility.

Federal Member for Bass, Bridget Archer, said this piece of infrastructure is used by vessels from across the Tamar Valley and further afield to conduct anti-fouling and maintenance work.

“It is a critical public good that saves our passionate sailors and boaters time and money, and ensures that the local community can continue to enjoy the great Australian pastime of getting out on the water,” Ms Archer said.

“I have worked closely with the Yacht Club and understand the important service the slipway provides to its 270 members and the broader boating community.

“The upgrading of community infrastructure such as the Port Dalrymple slipway is all part of my plan for northern Tasmania.

“The Yacht Club came to me with a proposal to improve the slipway and ensure that contamination is not making its way into our beautiful Tamar River.

“The Morrison Government is absolutely committed to providing fit-for-purpose infrastructure, while also protecting our environment.

“This investment will ensure that the slipway can comply with Environmental Protection Agency guidelines and improve water quality in the Tamar River estuary.

“I look forward to working with the Yacht Club and the Tasmanian Government to upgrade this important piece of community infrastructure.”

If re-elected, the Morrison Government will deliver this project in partnership with the Port Dalrymple Yacht Club Inc.

Only the Morrison Government will continue to deliver a better future for Bass as part of our plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.