Northern Tasmania Sports Facility Plan 2023



The Northern Tasmania Sports Facility Plan is the first phase in a long-term planning initiative of five councils within the Northern Tasmania Region: the City of Launceston, West Tamar Council, Meander Valley Council, Northern Midlands and George Town Council.

The Plan focuses on sport and active recreation facilities to ensure that the long-term needs of the community are adequately catered for. The Plan is intended to complement national, state and regional plans and strategies, and will feed into local planning processes of the five councils.

It has been developed through sport facility inspections, engagement with both internal and external stakeholders and detailed analysis.

Guiding Principles

The guiding principles describe the over-arching intentions for the provision and management of sport and active recreation facilities for the Northern Tasmania Region.

CollaborationCouncils within the Northern Tasmania Development Corporation are committed to working together to achieve shared outcomes for the Region.

SustainableInvestment in sport infrastructure results in an improvement and positive impact on the economy, the community, and the environment.

AdaptablePlanning, design, and construction of sport facilities accommodates the potential for changes in demographic and participation trends and provides opportunities for innovation in response to changes.

EfficientInvestment of resources into sport infrastructure achieves the most benefit possible for the community.

DiversityThe diversity of our communities is valued, and unfair and inappropriate barriers to participation in active recreation are identified and removed.