Premier Peter Gutwein appears to have made headway with the AFL as Tasmania seeks a timeline on its own team.
After a "constructive discussion" with AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan on Thursday night, an independent review of Tasmania's business report will begin immediately.
RELATED: AFL response 'not good enough'
The results of the review will be provided in mid-2021 - about half a year quicker than originally anticipated - but a final decision on a Tasmanian team will not be made until after the 2021 season.
"[This] will provide us the clarity we need to make arrangements for AFL content in the coming 2022 season," Mr Gutwein said.
IN OTHER NEWS:
"Whilst the consultant's report will provide clear direction in terms of the strength and sustainability of our business case, given the uncertainty for the current season due to COVID, I have agreed to his request that the club presidents be afforded the opportunity to consider the consultant's review once the season concludes, prior to a final decision being made on our entry to the national competition."
Mr Gutwein will speak to media in Launceston at 11am.
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content:
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.