Clarence City Council to vote on taking Tasmania AFL/AFLW High Performance Centre proposal out for community consultation

Clarence City Council will vote on Monday night whether to take the State Government’s proposal of housing the Tasmania AFL/AFLW High Performance Centre in the Rosny Parklands (formerly Rosny Golf Course) out to community consultation or reject the proposal on the site.

Council has been open to investigating a High Performance Centre in Rosny Parklands through the City Heart Plan, however no decision to proceed with the proposal will be made without community support.

Clarence City Council Mayor Brendan Blomeley said council welcomes discussions that see sporting growth and development within our city, however council won’t offer a potential site to the State Government without understanding what the Clarence community wants.

“Council is also wanting and willing to investigate other sites within the city to test other viable options,” said Mayor Blomeley.

“If council vote to put the proposal out to community consultation and the majority of the community are not supportive of having a High Performance Centre in Clarence, then Council will not progress the project.

“There are many views around the council table, and I look forward to the respectful and robust discussions on Monday night.”

A detailed report has been prepared for councillors with recommendations from council staff.

The recommendations are as follows.

  1. Authorises the CEO to undertake community consultation with the aim of providing Council with a strong understanding of Clarence community views about having an AFL High Performance Centre:

(a) in Clarence generally,

(b) fully located at the Rosny Parklands specifically,

(c) at dual sites located at Rosny Parkland and Charles Hand Park, and

(d) at other sites within the City that may be identified as suitable for the purpose.

  1. Authorises the CEO to continue to work with the Department of State Growth to explore sites that have high potential suitability for an AFL High Performance Centre within the City.
  2. Requests that the CEO provide a report to Council as soon as practical setting out the outcome from the consultation (Recommendation A above) and any further developments or refinement of design options and/or locations (in accordance with Recommendation B above).

The agenda, and included report, can be viewed here – Clarence City Council Agenda 9 October 2023