The Canberra Liberals say they have a 10-year plan to turn the city into the amateur sporting capital of Australia, adding they will consider a junior subsidy to make sport more affordable.
Liberal sport and recreation spokesperson James Milligan unveiled a "find your game" initiative, which he hopes will improve Canberra sporting facilities and attract events to the capital.
Milligan, however, was reluctant to declare his party's position on whether it would build a new stadium, despite Canberra Stadium nearing the end of its lifespan.
The ACT government is still considering where and how to build a new elite sporting venue in the capital, with options to redevelop the Bruce site, shift a stadium to Civic or build at Exhibition Park.
"The stadium has been a big topic over the last 12 months or two years," Milligan said.
"We've seen the government backflip over their ideas ... building a stadium out at EPIC would just replicate the issues that are currently experienced [at Canberra Stadium]. It just doesn't make sense.
"...I'm waiting to see what the Commonwealth decides to do with the AIS, and seeking feedback from the public."
Milligan is more certain about a push to improve amateur sport in Canberra, although the 10-year strategic plan did not include any costings for the ambitious future work.
Milligan will launch the project at a Gungahlin Little Athletics meet in Amaroo on Saturday morning and wants feedback on what clubs, associations and participants want to see improved.
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The state of ageing facilities has been one of the major bugbears in recent years, highlighted by a Canberra Times investigation into venues around the city last year.
Milligan has proposed the prospect of public wireless internet at precincts, better lighting, cheaper ground hire and fixing fields which have been neglected.
He said building new netball and basketball facilities to cater for growing participation numbers was high on the priority list.
"This can't be built overnight, that's why we're looking to a 10-year strategic plan," Milligan said. "We've done some preliminary costings, we've asked the government for annual reports and budgeting on where they're spending money."
The cost of playing sport at all levels has increased, prompting the 'big eight' to partner for an "Every Chance to Play" initiative to fund scholarships for children.
The NSW, Norther Territory and Western Australia have junior sport vouchers for families or subsidise the cost of registrations.
"We'll look around the country. NSW has a sporting rebate of $100 twice per year. We can also look at supporting clubs and associations to help them run competitions," Milligan said.
This can't be built overnight.James Milligan