01 May 2023


Senator for Tasmania

Duty Senator for Braddon

Chief Government Whip in The Senate







Senator Anne Urquhart has welcomed finalisation of arrangements for four long-promised truck washes and effluent dumping stations in Braddon. These are finally being built or upgraded with $4.7 million in funding delivered by the Albanese Labor Government.

The four facilities at Smithton, Minna Road at Stowport, Stanley and King Island were promised by the former Federal government in 2019, but it took the election of a Federal Labor Government for the long-promised funds to be made available.

Limited opportunities for livestock transporters to dump effluent and build up in trailers is more than an inconvenience. These new facilities will allow farmers and truck drivers to clean their vehicles and equipment to improve biosecurity, road safety and animal welfare.

The Cradle Coast Authority has managed the proposals for the truck-wash facilities through to finalisation.  The Federal funding will bring this important work to fruition. 

Quotes attributable to Senator for Tasmania, Anne Urquhart:

“These new facilities are part of Labor’s commitment to building a better Braddon.”

“I recently visited the truck wash site on King Island, and its clear that an upgrade is long overdue.”

“Each of the facilities will support our producers and the transport industry. They are good for biosecurity, occupational health and safety, animal welfare and the visitor economy. I support them whole-heartedly.”

“Despite promising funding on several occasions, the previous government failed to deliver on commitments to develop these truck washes.  The Albanese Government will deliver them.”


Media contact:
Bronwyn Taylor
Office of Senator Anne Urquhart
04297066082 June 2023