The site was purchased for $900,000 plus $30,000 in stamp duty, and leased back to the Tasmanian Squash Academy under similar conditions to those negotiated with many other clubs operating from Council owned facilities in the City of Clarence.

The purchase was triggered by the death of the Centre’s previous owner who bequeathed an option for the Centre to be purchased on behalf of the Tasmanian Squash Academy.

Clarence City Council Mayor, Doug Chipman, said Council’s decision to purchase this site was made to ensure that the sport of squash continued as one of the many sports available to the residents of Clarence.

“It is very pleasing that this important centre can continue to bring people together in Clarence and provide for such a healthy and active activity” he said.v