The Stadiums Tasmania Act 2022 establishes Stadiums Tasmania as a new statutory authority, formed to fulfil the Act’s functions; own, manage and develop Tasmania’s major stadium assets, worth approximately $200 million; and manage an anticipated annual operating budget of $10 million. Tasmania’s stadiums currently host AFL games, domestic, Big Bash and international cricket matches, NBL games, Super Netball League games, A-League matches, and a wide variety of entertainment and community events.
The Tasmanian Government’s vision for Tasmania’s sporting future includes plans to develop stadium infrastructure at venues like Dial Park, MyState Bank Arena, UTAS Stadium and Wilkinson’s Point, and a new arts, entertainment and sports precinct in Hobart. This precinct will support the aspirations for Tasmania securing AFL content, hosting more international cricket and rugby games, and major arts and entertainment events, including international events with audiences of up to 30,000 people.
The Government’s expectation is that these stadiums will, as multi-purpose sporting and entertainment venues, generate significant economic, health, social and community benefits. The new precinct is in the very preliminary planning stages, with much work to be done to determine its feasibility and appropriately define its scope, subject to stakeholder consultation, planning approval.
Stadiums Tasmania is also being tasked to develop a 10-year strategic stadium plan to guide future investment in the State’s major stadium infrastructure. This investment combined with Stadiums Tasmania’s leadership and expertise will ensure the effective and efficient operation of these assets, ensure they are fit for purpose, and continue to meet the needs of all users, including sporting codes and the wider Tasmanian community.
SRI Executive, an international search firm specialising in Sport, Media & Entertainment, have been engaged by the Department of State Growth to coordinate the recruitment of Stadium Tasmania’s inaugural Chairperson, Board and Chief Executive Officer.
SRI will lead three concurrent, but independent exercises. These processes will run over the balance of 2022 with the Chairperson to be appointed first and the Board and CEO to follow. It is anticipated that the CEO process will commence in October 2022, with the leadership identified and in place before the end of the year.
SRI will lead a merit-based recruitment strategy for all three exercises. Advertisement and details on the three application processes are attached on the links above. For more information, please contact SRI’s project lead: