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Liberals will remove hurdle and allow multi-million dollar retail development to go ahead

Elise Archer, Minister for Justice and Liberal Member for Denison

A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building Tasmania’s infrastructure for the 21st century.

The Royal Hobart Showgrounds is an important multi-purpose community facility in the heart of the northern suburbs.

Considerable work has already taken place to put the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania onto a sustainable footing, including the Bunnings development.

Today I am pleased to announce that a re-elected Liberal Government will provide funding to enable stage 2 of the RAST redevelopment, worth $20 million, to go ahead.

A new retail development, employing between 80 and 90 people once operational, will be a welcome addition to the northern suburbs.
The new retail space, expected to be home to three major tenants, will be built next door to Bunnings on Howard Road.

A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide $1.5 million to build a new event space between the main arena and Brooker Highway.

This space will provide a new home for a variety of clubs,  kennels, and stables that are currently on the site next door to Bunnings.

The new building will house:
•             A  new, flexible multi-purpose event space to be used by a variety of clubs, including dogs, cats, horses and arena;
•             A new indoor skate park, including foam pits and ramps; and
•             An affordable event and exhibition space.

I am very pleased to have been able to support this project which will help put the Society onto a sustainable footing into the future, and I congratulate them for this initiative.