Only a Gutwein Liberal Government has the clear plan to secure Tasmania’s future and invest in the sporting infrastructure the State needs.

I am pleased to announce that if re-elected, we will provide $1 million towards stage one of the New Town Sports Precinct Masterplan redevelopment.

This investment will enable the conversion of a bowls green into two additional floodlit netball courts.

It will also provide for new secure fencing, synthetic grass and sun protection for bowls players.

With participation on the rise across several sporting and recreation activities, this redevelopment is designed to meet future demand in the community.

This sporting precinct is one of the most popular and heavily used sports facilities in Hobart, with over 300,000 people utilising it each year. It is the home base for several clubs and organisations, including the New Town District Cricket Club, North Hobart Junior Football Club, St Virgil’s Old Scholars Football Club and the Hobart Athletics Club.

The total cost of the Masterplan redevelopment is an estimated $20 million and will provide a new clubroom & function centre, a state of the art indoor and outdoor training facility for cricket, a gymnasium, new change room facilities, improved playing surface, additional indoor netball courts, and a new reception and car park facility for the whole precinct. It will service the precinct for the next generation.

Our $1 million commitment for stage one of the project will enable the commencement of the redevelopment and make it shovel ready.

Only a re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government understands the vital role sport and recreation plays within our communities by bringing people together and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

Elise Archer, Liberal Member for Clark