Domain Athletics Centre: Improving the Playing Field

  • Project value$300 000

The City of Hobart is starting work on a project to vastly improve the playing field for athletes who train and compete in shot put, javelin, discus and the hammer throw at the Domain Athletics Centre.

This project will resurface the entire throws area, which has suffered serious erosion resulting in surface cracking and at times led to the cancellation of athletics events. 

The project aims to:

  • Create a safe area for athletes of all ages who train and compete in shotput, javelin, discus and the hammer throw.
  • Create a playing field that lets athletes focus on and excel at their chosen sport.
  • Improve access for athletes of all abilities. Currently, potholes and surface cracking are difficult to negotiate for athletes with mobility issues, greatly detracting from the enjoyment of their chosen sport.

Demolition of the cracked surface is scheduled to begin on May 4 and take ten days to complete. Construction of the new surface is scheduled to start at the end of May and take two weeks to complete.

The City of Hobart will keep the Domain Athletics Centre open to all athletes where it is safe to do so.

A section of the running track may be closed to allow for the removal of debris and delivery of construction materials.

This $300 000 project has been funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Improving the Playing Field Grants Program, which provided $250 000. The City of Hobart is contributing $50 000 to the project.

It represents a significant investment in Tasmania’s premier athletics centre and the future of the state’s track and field athletes, from Little Athletics all the way through to Masters Athletics.