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The Hodgman Liberal Government is investing in our state’s infrastructure to drive economic growth and create jobs from planning to construction.

Today, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff joined Liberal Member for Denison Elise Archer to officially open a new courtyard area for Glenorchy LINC and Service Tasmania.

“This outdoor area with new paving, gardens and seating will no doubt bring more people to the Glenorchy LINC to access the many resources available, with free wifi to ensure the community have digital access to information sharing and learning,” Minister Rockliff said.

“The Government is proud to support the Glenorchy LINC to ensure it is well equipped to continue to provide important literacy, learning, and information services to the local community.”

Tasmanian landscape architects, Inspiring Place, and local contractors, Cordwell Lane worked together to deliver an open and inviting space, complementing the existing works that brought together the two busy customer services into a shared space.

“While such new contemporary environments provide excellent spaces to inspire learning - they also mean local jobs across the building and construction sector while helping give Tasmanians access the skills they need for life and for work,” Minister Rockliff said.

Speaker of the House of Assembly and Liberal Member for Denison, Elise Archer has been a strong supporter of upgrading the Glenorchy LINC, which is in the heart of her electorate, for several years.

"During one of my site visits to the Glenorchy LINC prior to redevelopment works in December 2015, I noted the need for courtyard works to be undertaken outside the redeveloped facility," Ms Archer said.

"This was a wasted, bare concrete area with nothing in it to encourage people to stop and enjoy the outdoor space."

"I have been committed to improving the space, particularly for public access and youth participation as you enter the LINC building. The redeveloped courtyard is now a great location which encourages community members to stop and learn in an outside as well as inside environment."

The Hodgman Liberal Government knows there is no better foundation to Build Tasmania’s Future than in education, which is why we are driving economic growth and job creation and reinvesting the dividends into essential community services.