Our Place can announce the Upper House has failed to stand up to the government and the AFL, and has waved the ugly duckling through to the Planning Commission for assessment as a Project of State Significance. It will cost the community greatly, and is a planning disaster.

Debate on the matter was finalised today and the Order was approved, with 9 Members voting for and 5 voting against.



  • The Honourable Rosemary Armitage, Member for Launceston

  • The Honourable Ruth Forrest, Member for Murchison

  • The Honourable Michael Gaffney, Member for Nelson

  • The Honourable Robert Valentine, Member for Hobart

  • The Honourable Megan Webb, Member for Nelson


  • The Honourable Nicholas Duigan, Member for Windermere

  • The Honourable Luke Edmunds, Member for Pembroke

  • The Honourable Dean Harriss, Member for Huon

  • The Honourable Leonie Hiscutt, Member for Montgomery

  • The Honourable Jane Howlett, Member for Prosser

  • The Honourable Sarah Lovell, Member for Rumney

  • The Honourable Joanne Palmer, Member for Rosevears

  • The Honourable Tania Rattray, Member for McIntyre

  • The Honourable Joshua Willie, Member for Elwick


  • The Honourable Craig Farrell, Member for Derwent

Some key points made by some of the speakers against:

The Honourable Ruth Forrest, Member for Murchison, reminded the Chamber that “The AFL don’t run this state.

The Honourable Robert Valentine, Member for Hobart, prior to reading the text of the email sent by so many Our Place supporters into the record, noted that “From the hundreds of emails that I’m receiving, I don’t believe that the idea of a stadium on Mac Point per se has social licence.

The Honourable Megan Webb, Member for Nelson, spoke of the poor process that has preceded today’s vote and the lack of respect shown to stakeholders as a result. She highlighted that the Draft Strategic Plan includes “what is effectively potentially a Tasmanian Aboriginal culturally-informed nature strip.”

A huge thank you to everyone who sent the email to Members.  We know we were heard!

We will need your help again soon to make sure we have a say on the Draft Precinct Plan itself and feed into the amended Public Accounts Committee process.

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