City of Launceston mayor Albert van Zetten has renewed the call for a Northern Suburbs Community Hub, calling on both major parties to commit funding to the council plan.
Cr van Zetten said a purpose-built hub would bring health and social benefits to the disadvantaged neighbourhoods, as well as an economic injection, and other community value.
"As a council, we have the site already earmarked, we have the business plan, and we have the social licence from a number of key stakeholders - all that's needed now is the federal support," he said.
The planned project would provide the community with a wide range of support and recreation activities, including an outdoor soccer pitch, climbing and cycling facilities, and boxing and ball courts.
It would have offices for community organisations, such as PCYC, multi-purpose meeting and training rooms, and a cafe.
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Cr van Zetten said a feasibility study estimated the centre would be used 300,000 times a year.
The Northern Suburbs - Invermay, Mowbray, Newnham, Mayfield, Rocherlea, Ravenswood, and Waverley - represent a third of Launceston's population.
They have relatively high rates of unemployment, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, preventable hospitalisations, and mental illness, with some neighbourhoods among the most disadvantaged in Australia.
"With the election just a handful of days away, I would be hoping that both parties can show their support for the Launceston community and the Northern Suburbs by committing the necessary funding," Cr van Zetten said.
Bass Liberal candidate Bridget Archer said she was "working with stakeholders regarding local priorities like the Northern Suburbs Community Hub".
"Mayor van Zetten has been a passionate advocate for this project and I am considering ways forward with respect to this proposal," she said.
Bass Labor MHR Ross Hart said he was "happy to receive representations".
"I think it's also important that other levels of government look at supporting that project - I will be very keen to see what level of support there is," he said.