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A new, next-generation, indoor multi-sports facility will be built in Glenorchy to meet growing demand and encourage even more Tasmanians to play sport.

A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest $10 million for design, planning and construction of the new multi-sport facility.

This will provide a state-of-the-art facility for many sports, such as basketball, netball, gymnastics, volleyball and martial arts. It could also be the home of the Hobart Chargers.

The design, location and use of the facility will be determined through extensive consultation that will start immediately, with an expectation of co-investment from all levels of Government.

Following consultation, design work will start in 2018-19, with planning approvals and site preparations in 2019-20 and construction to start in 2020-21.

The new facility will meet the growing demand for indoor sports, with more than 5,000 Tasmanians using existing facilities every week in Greater Hobart and some associations reporting waiting lists.

This investment follows the conclusion of the Southern Indoor Sports Facilities Feasibility Study that was funded by the Hodgman Liberal Government.

The study found that there is a strong demand for an additional indoor multi-sports facility in Tasmania’s south.

The study suggested that the addition of a new facility could result in a 40 percent growth in membership across a large variety of sports over five years.

Participation in many sports is on the increase, and we want to see this trend continue. To participate, Tasmanians need infrastructure that not only supports but encourages activity.

A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will also commit to continuing Basketball Tasmania’s $250,000 funding to deliver school clinics across the State in partnership with SEABL clubs and Netball Tasmania’s $250,000 development funding.

This will help us to achieve our targets, including having the healthiest population by 2025 and reducing obesity to below the national average by 2025.

The policy document can be found here: http://bit.ly/IndoorSportsFacility 

Elise Archer, Member for Denison