Jane Howlett,Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing modern sporting facilities around the State to increase participation in sport and encourage Tasmanians to lead active and healthy lifestyles.
That’s why I am pleased to announce that the tender for the design of the $20 million indoor multi-sport facility (IMSF) in Glenorchy has been awarded to Tasmanian firm ARTAS Architects.
ARTAS has offices in Launceston, Hobart and Devonport and with 30 years in practice, has an emphasis on integrated design.
ARTAS has a comprehensive and diverse portfolio with a proven track record of delivering projects on time and on budget.
The firm will partner with interstate firm Populous to deliver the design for the important new facility.
The IMSF will provide multi-use courts and amenities for a range of sports including futsal, netball, basketball, volleyball and gymnastics. It will also provide multi-use rooms for community activities, while helping to meet the growing needs of the local community and encouraging more Tasmanians to participate in sport.
The new facility will also complement the larger redevelopment of the Derwent Entertainment Centre (DEC), which will serve as the home base for the Tasmanian Jack Jumpers when they enter the National Basketball League in the 2021-22 season.
The IMSF project team, comprising of representatives from Communities, Sport and Recreation and ARTAS, will start meeting with sporting and community groups next week to enable input into the design of the facility.
The project team will also work with the project team managing the DEC upgrade, as the two facilities will be adjacent to each other.
Construction on the multi-sport facility is set to commence in November 2021, with the facility expected to be completed in late 2022.