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Labor announces plan for Leith overpass if elected

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Last month, Tasmania Talks heard from numerous Leith residents concerned about letters sent to multiple households stating their properties were to be compulsorily acquired by the State Government to make way for an overpass across the Bass Highway.

Residents were disappointed by the lack of community consultation from the Government before the letters were sent, and a petition opposing the development has garnered almost 3,000 signatures so far. 

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The Liberal Government provided a statement to Tasmania Talks advising there will be no final decision made until proper community consultation has taken place.

Listen as Anita Dow, Tasmanian Labor Candidate for Braddon, joins Mike O’Loughlin to detail Labor’s plan for Leith if elected on May 1st.

Mike also speaks to Tony Downey, one of the residents who would have their property bull-dozed if the project goes ahead, to get his thoughts on Labor’s plans.

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