Historic railways, traditional stock routes, heritage buildings and symphony orchestras could be the winners from a national lottery if a federal Liberal MP has his way.

Tasmanian Eric Hutchinson wants a lottery established to fund restorations of heritage sites and special arts projects. “You drive anywhere and you see them falling into disrepair,” said. The MP doesn’t foresee proceeds from the lottery replacing existing commonwealth money for arts and heritage, but says it could be a…