Today I tabled a Bill to establish Stadiums Tasmania as part of our plan that we took to the election to secure Tasmania’s future.
Tasmania’s major stadium assets are important for generating economic activity, encouraging active lifestyles, facilitating the highest levels of sport to compete in Tasmania, and hosting outstanding entertainment and events.
The Stadiums Tasmania Bill 2021 recognises the importance of these community assets by establishing a new statutory authority with specific responsibility for overseeing Tasmania’s major stadiums and to maximise the economic and social benefits they deliver.
Establishing Stadiums Tasmania will centralise the ownership, management and future capital development of our major stadiums under a single entity, with a Statewide perspective. It will ensure each stadium operates effectively and efficiently, and continues to meet the needs of sporting codes and competitions, other users and audiences.
Stadiums Tasmania is expected to be established in late 2021, commence operating during 2022 and assume responsibility for the agreed stadiums from mid-2022 upon the commencement of the subsequent legislation.
We are getting on with the job of delivering our strong plan to secure Tasmania’s future.