Creating Community Precinct – Tender Released for Richardson Park Revitalisation

NT Government

Michael Gunner

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Eva Lawler

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Media Release

Creating a Community Precinct – Tender Release for Richardson Park Redevelopment

20 September 2021

The Territory Government is revitalising Richardson Park whilst also preserving the sporting significance associated with the site.

A civil works tender has been released to redevelop Richardson Park to provide a playing field and community space.

The Territory Government has allocated $7.1 million to revitalise Richardson Park and is being delivered over multiple stages, including demolition of all existing buildings, civil works to support the redevelopment, upgrading of the playing field, and landscaping of the site.

Recently, local business NTEX completed the demolition works.

This civil works tender will include:

Road extension of Richardson Drive, including carparks, driveways and pathways.Earthworks and stormwater drainage.Reconstruction of the playing field, as well as landscaping including grassed areas, trees and activity nodes.A serviced site for the new ablution and change room facilities, which will be constructed in a future works contract; andServices including electrical, water, sewer, telecommunications and CCTV cameras.

A separate tender will be released in the coming months for the building works, which will comprise of the ablutions facility, change rooms, storage areas and associated undercover area.

The building works will overlap with the later part of the civil construction phase.

To view the tender visit: https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au [https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au/]

Quotes from Chief Minister and Local Member, Michael Gunner:

“We’re preserving the sporting home of Richardson Park and revitalising the space for Territorians who love getting out and moving in their community.

“This is just the start of a big project that will create jobs and keep local tradies on the tools, and provide plenty of work in the pipeline for local businesses.”

Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:

“Richardson Park is a significant community site that has long provided recreation opportunities for the community.

“This $7.1 million job creating project includes an upgrade of the playing field, landscaping of the site and a new access road which will also benefit the Ludmilla Primary School community.

“We are redeveloping the site to create a community precinct which will honour the meaning of the area. The memorial for Warren “Shadow” Mount will be preserved during the works and reinstated to an appropriate area after the works are complete. The design will also honour and acknowledge other memorials of significance associated with the site.”

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