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Election means tourism funding for some, not for others

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Funding for the Don River Railway's expansion to run steam train trips into the Devonport CBD and the Penguin Market on Sundays now appears in jeopardy following the Federal Election result.

 
The Liberals promised $10 million to bring the plans forward, but it wasn't matched by Labor.
 
Instead, Labor promised $12.5 million for Project Far North West at Dismal Swamp as a new gateway to the Tarkine.
 
West by North West Tourism CEO Tom Wootton is hoping the money for project will flow quickly, but at the same time is disappointed the railway proposal has hit a hurdle.
 

Mr Wootton says he's hopeful some alternative funding can be found for the Don River Railway.