"Labor's $500K vow for St Helens RSL" - The Mercury

LABOR continues to dole out the goodies to northern Tasmanians ahead of the federal election, with Lyons MP Brian Mitchell announcing the Opposition would devote $500,000 to fully fund the St Helens RSL revitalisation project.

The money would be used for street landscaping on Quail St with relocatable dining and resurfacing the facade; revitalising the courtyard; new kitchen and toilet facilities; improved signage; and better lighting and ventilation.

St Helens RSL president Dave Cantley welcomed the commitment, saying it was “absolutely needed”.

“We want to make the RSL open and accessible to everyone and make it that real community space. This funding will make that a reality,” Mr Cantley said.

Meanwhile, Labor has also promised $150,000 towards upgrades to the Campbell Town and Districts Men’s Shed at Ross in the Northern Midlands, which would double its floor area and fund additional toilet facilities.