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Hobart’s pre-emptive snub ‘bizarre’, as Mayors eye off AFL opportunity

The Hobart City Council ruled out two sites for an AFL high performance centre, but its loss could be the gain of Glenorchy or Kingborough. Latest.

The government is investigating possible locations for its AFL training and administration facility, which is needed for a Tasmanian team.

On Monday the Hobart City Council voted to strongly recommend Cornelian Bay and the Queens Domain were unsuitable, amid concerns members of the public could lose access to public space.

“It’s great to be in a municipality (Glenorchy) that embraces opportunity rather than rejects opportunity when they haven’t even seen the detail of what they’re rejecting yet, which is frankly bizarre,” Mr Rockliff said.

“This is a huge opportunity for whatever community the high performance centre ends up in.”

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas and Premier Jeremy Rockliff during the Community Cabinet at the Glenorchy Rodman Bowls and Community Club. Picture: Chris Kidd

Mr Rockliff said the facility would be…

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