Tasmania’s premier says it is bizarre a council has indicated it doesn’t want a proposed AFL high-performance centre at two prominent public parkland spaces in Hobart.
The island state was in May granted a licence for inclusion in the national competition, contingent on the construction of a new $715 million waterfront stadium.
As part of the bid, the state government pledged $60 million towards building a training and administration high-performance centre.
Hobart City Council voted through a motion this week agreeing to work with the state government to explore potential sites for the centre.
However, the council also resolved to “strongly recommend” that Cornelian Bay and Queens Domain in Hobart are unsuitable locations.
It noted they were community open spaces and parkland for recreation and use by other sporting codes.
Premier Jeremy Rockliff said the council’s position was…