The Campbell Town War Memorial Oval is set for a $2.8 million overhaul.
The Northern Midlands Council announced last week it had approved the major upgrade in a council meeting closed to the public.
Designed by Vos Construction, the new precinct will be home to a multi-function centre, built to AFL Regional standards, an upgrade of the oval’s infrastructure and a function space for 150 people.
“The facility, given its central location in the state, will generate significant economic and social returns for Campbell Town,” Northern Midlands mayor David Downie said.
“[It will attract] regional and statewide sporting groups and community organisations’ events and meetings.”
The council liaised with AFL Tasmania through the initial design stages to ensure the new centre could be used in an official capacity.
“AFL Tasmania has advised the council that the redeveloped oval precinct will be a key strategic venue for their organisation,” Cr Downie said.
“[It will provide] a training venue for AFL Academy programs and trials and become a central point for state team training sessions, trial games, preparation for national carnivals and School Sport Australia.”
The Campbell Town Tennis Club is slated to relocate to the new precinct, with two new courts included in the designs.
One court will be synthetic and the other will be an asphalt and acrylic court intended to also accommodate netball clubs.
Also included in the project is an upgrade of the Campbell Town Cenotaph.
The current clubrooms, located adjacent to the cenotaph, will be demolished after the project is complete, with plans for the area to be “landscaped and enhanced to reduce noise and visual pollution”.
The cost of the $2.8 million project will be partially subsidised by several grants.
The federal government and AFL Tasmania have pledged $750,000 and $150,000 respectively.
The state government has promised $150,000 of funding, if re-elected, for the construction of the two new tennis courts and the cenotaph upgrade.