Investing in the future of sport

THE new Liberal Government will invest $1 million into 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, newly elected Member for Clark Elise Archer said.

“This sporting precinct is one of the most popular and heavily used sports facilities in Hobart, with more than 300,000 people utilising it each year,” she said.

“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.”

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