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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Get a first look at new Launceston community hub

Members of the public will be able to get a bird’s eye view of what the new $43.6 million Northern Suburbs Community Recreation Hub in Launceston will look like with a new one-minute video providing a 360-degree representation of the facility.

The Hub on Invermay Road is set to become Tasmania’s largest multi‑purpose community sporting and recreation facility with more than 10,000 square metres of indoor space and additional outdoor space.

The Tasmanian Government has committed $27.5 million to the project.

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Nic Street said the project will improve access to community, sport and recreation in the northern suburbs of Launceston giving locals a new facility they can all enjoy and be proud of.

“We’re starting to see significant progress on the Hub with Tasmanian firm Anstie Constructions currently undertaking demolition work on the site,” Minister Street said.

“The Hub will serve as a northern base for Netball Tasmania’s high-performance programs and cater to local competitions run by the Northern Tasmania Netball Association to ensure all athletes have the very best facilities to train and prepare for national competitions.

“This is why the design also includes a designated gymnastics area, rock climbing, weightlifting and boxing facilities, outdoor activity areas, café and spectator seating, change rooms, administration facilities, and onsite parking.

“Beyond sport, the Hub will also include youth engagement, community education and counselling facilities as well as a multipurpose office space and the ability to host community gatherings of up to 800 people.

“This is more than just a sporting facility; the Hub will become a part of the social fabric of Launceston providing fun recreational and social opportunities for Tasmanians of all ages.”

Early works are expected to be underway in the coming months, with construction set to start in early 2024 and be finished by mid-2025.

Visit the Infrastructure Tasmania website to view the one-minute video and additional artist’s impressions of the Hub.

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