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Investing to get more Tasmanians active

26 August 2021

Jane Howlett MP

Minister for Sport and Recreation

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing significantly into the State’s Sport and Recreation sector to get more Tasmanians active.

As part of the 2021-22 Tasmanian Budget, we will invest more than $38 million with over 140 sports organisations to deliver programs and infrastructure State-wide.

In addition, we are doubling our Ticket to Play vouchers from $100 to $200 and will progress a range of large infrastructure projects across the State, such as the Glenorchy Indoor Multi Sport Facility and the Silverdome upgrade to facilitate home games for the JackJumpers’ entry into the NBL.

In 2021-22, the Department of Communities Tasmania will deliver five competitive merit-based grants programs including;

  • The $10 million Improving the Playing Field Program;
  • The $55,000 National / International Sport Championship Program;
  • The $150,000 Sporting Competitions Access Fund;
  • The $1.15 million Sport and Recreation State Grants Program; and
  • The $1 million Community Support Levy Grant Program.

Our Government has also committed to a range of large infrastructure projects including;

  • $5 million to the Silverdome for netball facility upgrades;
  • $10 million to Football Tasmania for four upgrades across the State to deliver better facilities for players and to help Tasmania’s push to host base camps for international sides during the Women’s World Cup in 2023;
  • $2 million in funding for Stage one of the Queenborough Oval Redevelopment change rooms; and
  • $1 million in funding for new change rooms, extra public toilets, storage and medical rooms at the Launceston City Football Club.

Over the next four years, our investment in sport and recreation in Tasmania will exceed $60 million in an effort to get more Tasmanians involved in physical activity.

An equity contribution of $65 million, over three years from 2021-22, will be provided to Stadiums Tasmania, which will oversee the development and management of stadium assets in the State. In addition, $14.5 million will be provided for the operational costs associated with Stadiums Tasmania over the Budget and Forward Estimates period. This will assist in overseeing the development and management of venues to maximise economic and community benefit for Tasmania.