I think Tasmania in general will be part of the Sea/tree change that people seek when they tire of the 'commute' thing. The trick will be to have enough of the sort of jobs that will keep more young people here, or attract them as a work & lifestyle choice.The City Of Melbourne Gross Local Product has been estimated at over $100.3 billion in 2018- which is greater than the Gross State Product of Tasmania, NT & ACT combined, $96 billion.
The City of Melbourne LGA represents the CBD, Docklands, St Kilda Rd, Southbank, East & West Melb., Parkville, Carlton & parts of Sth Yarra, Flemington, Nth Melb., Pt Melb. & Kensington.
It should be noted that there are very large areas around Docklands, Fisherman's Bend & Nth Melb. awaiting redevelopment from obsolete industrial use- mainly medium-high rise residential & office development.
The City of Melbourne claims it now an economy bigger than Tasmania, Northern Territory and the ACT combined, after topping $100 billion for the first time. I...www.canberratimes.com.au
This factor will support Tasmania's bid to join the AFL. Due to Melbourne's proximity (c. 1 hour flight, or overnight car ferry) & economic strength, it can be expected there will be very strong football tourism nos. from Vic. visiting beautiful Tasmania to have a footy trip- which underpins the economic case for the Tas. govt. to financially back the team.
The Tasmanian bid, & the team's future prosperity, will benefit from Tasmania being regarded, defacto, as "Greater Southern Melbourne". It will enjoy the benefits of Melb.'s/Victoria's economic & population boom.
The article shows that the City area of Melbourne has a lot of Business, Government, Education & Research organisations that will attract professional type people. The total of jobs at some 460k is way over the city areas population of about 140k.
I've no doubt that having all clubs play here, Launy one year & Hobart the next, will attract a lot of footy tourists. Likewise people here will continue to fly to Melbourne for AFL games.