The Tasmanian government has sunk an alternative proposal for a stadium on Hobart’s waterfront, claiming it would not meet its contractual requirements with the AFL.

Paul Lennon, who was Labor premier between March 2004 and May 2008, has released alternative plans that would see a stadium built on further reclaimed land in the River Derwent, using private sector financing.

It comes in the same week the government plans to bring on a vote in parliament to have its preferred location 200 metres away at Macquarie Point assessed by the state’s planning commission.