A re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government will invest in modern, fit for purpose sporting facilities to benefit our local communities and get more Tasmanians active.
We’ll provide $500,000 towards the proposed expansion of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy Centre to cater for demand and deliver a more than 65 per cent increase in floor space, as well as increased height.
This investment will make a huge difference to the club, which is one of Tasmania’s oldest and largest gymnastics clubs.
It works with around 400 families from the greater Bridgewater area, as well as gymnasts who travel from as far way as Oatlands and New Norfolk.
The upgrade to the Centre will transform the training experience for the Centre’s gymnasts, as the current roof height doesn’t allow for adequate trampoline and aerial training, meaning it can’t cater to the needs of all its participants.
This investment builds on the assistance we have already provided the club, including an Improving the Playing Field Grant of $49,000 to assist with a heating system and insulation, as well as a COVID-19 sport and recreation grant.
Gymnastics is one of the top ten sports vouchers redeemed through our Ticket to Play Program, so we know there’s a huge number of young Tasmanians keen to get active.
Only a re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government has a clear plan to Secure Tasmania’s Future by getting more Tasmanians moving, no matter where they live, their age or circumstance.