Tasmanian Labor has announced it will support the proposed Macquarie Point stadium in Hobart, all but assuring it will pass parliament.

Labor leader Dean Winter made the announcement on Monday afternoon, saying that “Labor has changed” and it will back the AFL stadium based on its promised construction jobs.

It is the main political hurdle to overcome for the stadium, meaning both the state Liberals and Labor are in favour, along with the federal Labor government.

Mr Winter said the party would continue to scrutinise the process — including Premier Jeremy Rockliff’s promised $375 million spending cap — but would not stand in the way.