Small Business Minister and Senator for Tasmania, Nick Sherry, has welcomed the opening today of the Lost Farm Wellness Centre and of the adjoining Barnbougle international-class golf course and resort development in Bridport.
The Wellness Centre received $360,000 in Australian Government funding under the North-East Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund.
âThe Wellness Centre is part of our pledge to once again see a strong community with thriving small businesses and jobs for all,â Senator Sherry said.
âThe Australian Government set up the fund to help the region recover from the impact of a mill closure on employment in the Scottsdale area.
âWe promised to help the Scottsdale community and through the fund, weâve provided $3.7 million to assist 19 projects with the prospect of creating at least 63 full-time jobs.â
The fund is part of the North-East Tasmania Development Package, a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian governments.
The Wellness Centre features a steam room, reception, two treatment rooms, waiting room, spa room and client facilities and will cater principally to the partners of visiting golfers.
The $15 million Barnbougle complex is expected to attract significant numbers of interstate and overseas visitors and create 50 new jobs.
âThe development will give a welcome boost to the economy in the region,â Senator Sherry said.
âThis could well be a new tourism experience for the area and there will be flow-on benefits for local small business as visitors enjoy the delights of the region.â