The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in motor sports in the Northern Territory and create jobs with the $4.9 million tender for design and construction of a Motor Sports House at Hidden Valley awarded today.
Local Territory company, C & R Constructions has won the contract which is expected to create more than 60 jobs during construction.
Each year, Hidden Valley Motor sports Complex hosts a range of races and club events, including the SuperCar Championship Series, drift events and drag racing along with providing a home for some sporting clubs.
There are more than 5000 licenced motor sport competitors, pit crew, volunteers and officials in the Territory with over 160,000 people spectating at motor sports events each year.
Motor sports is a key feature on the Territory sporting calendar. This project will bring the facilities in line with other Australian motor sport venues while benefitting a range of motor sports clubs with provisions for a hot desk facilities and much needed new administration space, training and conference rooms.
The building will complement the range of recent upgrades currently underway to the complex, including new broadcast quality lighting to the drag strip track, hydraulic upgrades and new safety tyre walls and upgrades to the drags spectator safety area.
Construction is anticipated to begin mid-November and be completed by July 2019.
Works will be programmed to ensure minimal disruption to activities of Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.
As stated by the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss:
The Territory Labor Governments top priority is creating jobs.
We know how much motor sport means to competitors and spectators in the NT, which is why we are investing over $13 million into motor sport infrastructure across the Territory, an investment that will allow motor sports to continue to grow and flourish.
Motor Sports House is a key component of this investment.
Numerous motor sport events across the Territory bring in thousands of tourists from interstate. This provides a great boost for the economy, encourages further tourism opportunities within the area and creates jobs for locals during the construction phase.