Securing Tasmania's Future by Delivering for the Dover and the Far South Community


  • Deliver a $1 million upgrade of the Dover Medical Centre to expand and improve access to primary health and GP services.
  • Provide a $3 million upgrade to the Hastings Thermal Pool to help cement this iconic site as a regional tourism drawcard for the far South.
  • Invest $3 million for the Cockle Creek camping grounds upgrade.
  • Assist with the rebuilding of a new Port Esperance Sailing Club and community space by providing $430,000.

The Liberal Majority Government have been the biggest supporters of our regional communities.

Following the devastating bushfires in the region, we have worked with the local community to bring back visitors, with more tourism marketing and by collaborating and co-funding, alongside the Australian Government, DarkLab’s Transformer project which will deliver a unique large-scale permanent artwork at Ida Bay.

We are also investing around $8 million on critical fire recovery works in our National Parks and Reserves, including –

  • $1.3 million for the Cracroft track;
  • $266,000 for the East Picton road;
  • $150,000 for the Farmhouse Creek track;
  • $150,000 for the Western Arthurs track; and
  • $820,000 for the Huon track.

A re-elected Majority Liberal Government will also deliver:

  • A Jobs Hub at Huonville, which will focus on the Channel region, including Geeveston, Dover, Cygnet and Bruny Island;
  • $16 million to increase rural and regional access to TAFE training as part of our $98.5 million investment into TasTAFE, which will remain in full public ownership;
  • $2 million for new and upgraded facilities and amenities for recreational sea fishing to benefit local communities; and
  • An $8 million Events Support and Attraction Fund, to secure existing events and festivals, and attract new, exciting events across Tasmania.

In addition to these commitments we will:

Deliver a $1 million upgrade of the Dover Medical Centre to expand and improve access to primary health and GP services

A majority Liberal Government will invest $1 million over two years to significantly upgrade the Dover Medical Centre, so it can deliver even more health services for the local region.

The Centre is owned by the Huon Valley Council, and is limited in its capacity.

This investment will allow the Council to expand the health services offered through the Centre, including GP services and allied health, such as podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work and psychology services.

The upgraded infrastructure will also support increased teaching and training opportunities, helping attract GPs and other health professionals to the community.

Provide $3 million to significantly upgrade the Hastings Thermal Pool

A re-elected Majority Liberal Government will significantly upgrade the popular Hastings Thermal Pool, one of the State’s iconic natural assets.

The upgrade, which will include renovation of the popular pool and its surrounds, will ensure it is suitable for the mobility-impaired or people with disability.

The project will be delivered within two years, and builds on the $15,000 waste treatment design works already completed by the Liberal Government.

The $3 million investment will help cement this iconic site as a regional tourism drawcard for the far South.

Provide $3 million for Stage II of the Cockle Creek camping grounds and road upgrade

Cockle Creek is the southern Gateway to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and a popular area for camping for families.

The Liberal Government have already completed Stage 1 of the upgrades, with $800,000 provided to build a new shelter and toilets.

A re-elected Majority Liberal Government will invest $3 million for Stage II of the Cockle Creek gateway, which will deliver a road realignment and new camping areas for RVs, motor homes and camper trailers.

The upgrade will be completed within two years.

$430,000 towards Stage 1 and Stage II rebuild of the new Port Esperance Sailing Club

The Port Esperance Sailing Club is the southern-most yacht club in Australia, with a long and proud history. It is not only a focus for the local community including family celebrations, meetings and social events, but a training centre for young sailors.

Originally Dr William Jackson’s apple shed, the building was bequeathed in 1949 to the 160-year old Dover Regatta Association and Aquatic Club.

However, the Shed was destroyed by fire in April 2020.

A re-elected Majority Liberal Government will assist the Port Esperance Sailing Club to build and complete Stages I and II of the new clubhouse, with modern facilities, changerooms, showers and toilets, better boat storage, a commercial kitchen for community use, and a covered deck and windows to capture the view across the bay.

Current work underway right now in the Far South

Completing the $1.1 million Dover District School redevelopment to provide contemporary facilities for year 11 and 12 students.

Our record in Government:

More bus services, with an increase in weekday services and new services on weekends.

  • $12.5 million to seal the popular Hastings Cave road.
  • Police housing upgrade at Dover and Geeveston as part of $21.7 million State-wide investment.
  • $2 million for widening and improving Arve Road, Geeveston.
  • $23,000 to expand the Dover Community Centre.
  • $15,000 for the Geeveston Caravan Dump Point.
  • $7,000 for lighting for the Geeveston Town Hall.


$6.43 million for the Hastings Pool, Cockle Creek upgrades and Port Esperance Sailing Club.

*The Dover Medical Centre upgrade is included in the Southern Health Policy.