Sports hub plan for Legana

$2 million set aside for purchase of land

THE West Tamar Council has set aside more than $2 million in its 2014-15 budget for the purchase of land at Legana.

Municipal planner Michael Purves said the money was set aside for a centralised recreation hub north of the existing town centre.

Mr Purves said the hub would include a mixed sports oval, playing courts, the possible inclusion of bowls facilities, a playing area, a multi-purpose amenities block and the possible relocation of the Legana Hall.

"We want to take all the things that are scattered at the moment and put them together," Mr Purves said.

"We want to build a multi- purpose centre that people can actually use and it's not just a case of everyone starts using it at 3.30pm after school and uses it until 7pm when they have to go to dinner."

He said the area, which is adjacent to a former orchard at Bulman's Brook, had the potential for commercial developments including cafes and childcare centres.

The Legana Structure Plan also includes allowances for a cinema, gym, a range of retail outlets, two schools and a sports precinct throughout the suburb.

Mr Purves said the council had received few submissions in response to the plan but expected more would flow closer to the closure date of August 11.

The final plan will be presented to the council before the October elections.

To view the full plan visit wtc.tas.gov.au

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