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More than $14 million for major sporting events in Tasmania

12 November 2020

Sarah Courtney MP

Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events

2020-21 Budget: More than $14 million for major sporting events in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government has a Plan to rebuild a stronger Tasmania and our investment in major sporting events in this year’s State Budget will deliver world-class sporting events for Tasmanians to enjoy.

Tasmania is recognised nationally and internationally for delivering a range of major sporting events, reinforcing our strong brand and providing significant economic and social benefits to our State.

These events encourage both intrastate and interstate visitation, helping support local hospitality and accommodation businesses. They also provide pathways and opportunities for officials, coaches, volunteers as well as players.

This is why we have allocated $11.6 million over four years to enable the National Basketball League (NBL) to return to Tasmania and play 14 home games here in the state, 11 of which will be at the Derwent Entertainment Centre and at least 2 in the North.

As Minister for Women I’m very proud our Government is committed to providing a pathway for aspiring Tasmanian women and girls from the grassroots level all the way to top tier competition. That’s why we are investing $1.5 million over three years in the Budget to support a partnership agreement with the Collingwood Magpies Super Netball League Club.

We’ve also allocated a further $1 million over four years for Cricket Tasmania to support the hosting of Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League in the North of the State.

Tasmanians love their sport and as we move towards the commencement of larger scale events I encourage Tasmanians to show their support, be responsible and to follow COVID safe behaviours to keep doing these things we love.