Sporting infrastructure for the future


Only a re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government has a plan to Secure Tasmania’s Future.

We are committed to investing in sporting infrastructure for the future, and I am pleased to announce that if re-elected, we will provide $8 million toward the planning, design and construction of a new multi-sports facility at Rokeby on the Eastern Shore.

This investment is dependent upon matched funding from Local Government and the Australian Government.

With participation on the rise across several sports and recreation activities, this project will be designed to meet the current and future demand within the community and, following extensive community consultation, will have the capacity to cater for a wide range of sports including AFL, cricket, soccer, basketball, netball, volleyball and wheelchair sports.

More than 5,000 Tasmanians per-week utilise the ageing facilities at the Clarence Sports Centre and due to increasing demand, many Clarence residents need to travel to Kingborough, Hobart or Glenorchy to partake in sporting activities. This new facility will allow those residents to enjoy their sport of choice in the vicinity of their homes.

Sport plays a vital role within our communities by bringing people together and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

A majority Liberal Government is fully committed to supporting and facilitating more Tasmanians to get involved in sport.