A majority Gutwein Liberal Government will help more Tasmanians to get active, no matter where they live, their age, or circumstance as part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.
Sport is the lifeblood of communities, and every Tasmanian deserves to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
That’s why a Majority Liberal Government will;
- Double the value of our successful Ticket to Play Voucher Program, providing $200 in vouchers to help eligible children become involved in sports and activities by investing an additional $3 million over three years;
- Double the Improving the Playing Field grants program next year from $5 million to $10 million to assist sporting clubs with facility upgrades like change rooms, toilets and security;
- Provide a $10 million Solar Power Sports Club no-interest loan scheme for solar system installation including for solar panels, hot water systems and/or battery systems to help sporting clubs save money on their energy bills; and
- $500,000 over three years for Reclink, to support at risk and disadvantaged Tasmanians to enjoy sporting activities.
These initiatives are in addition to our Kicking Goals plan to invest $10 million in football facility upgrades across the state, and our $8 million Events Support and Attraction Fund.
The Premier, Peter Gutwein, said that Ticket to Play was Tasmania’s first sports voucher scheme with 10,000 vouchers already issued to eligible children aged 5-18 years.
“A majority Liberal Government will now double the value of this successful program, with vouchers able to be used for either one or two activities."
The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Jane Howlett, said that the competitive Improving the Playing Field Grants program had so far funded 58 projects across the state.
“Our additional investment in the program in 2021-22 will support a new pipeline of local construction work, supporting jobs and our small businesses.”
We’ll also harness the power of solar and help reduce energy costs for sporting clubs, by providing a $10 million loan fund for loans of up to $20,000.
This will not only help sporting clubs with their energy costs, but in some instances, generate extra income through exporting solar electricity to the grid.