Tasmanian Labor is calling on the State Government to help fund the Hobart Showground Renewal Project and make it a reality.
Labor Leader Rebecca White said the project will create jobs as well as contributing to the state’s social recovery.
“Tasmania’s COVID-19 recovery requires an approach that considers all regions and all sectors of the economy,” Ms White said.
Labor’s COVID-19 Recovery Package, which has been submitted to the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Council, is designed to get people into jobs, help those hardest hit by the pandemic and create a better, fairer state for everyone.
“One of the projects that we have put forward for consideration is the Hobart Showground Renewal Project, which is the result of funding provided by the government to produce a masterplan for the site.
“This exciting proposal presents a great opportunity to redevelop the site to provide more than 500 new homes, including affordable housing, community spaces, a new exhibition space and a sports field.
“The renewal project will create hundreds of jobs and help put a roof over the heads of more than 1,000 people.
“This is exactly the type of project we need to get people into jobs and make a valuable contribution to both our economic and social recovery.
“While the Premier described it as an exciting project in Parliament this morning, he failed to commit to help fund it.
“With this project now enjoying bipartisan support, I call on Peter Gutwein to commit to provide funds in the upcoming state budget to help make it a reality – and help Tasmania emerge from this crisis a better and fairer state.”
Rebecca White MP