The second tender for works as part of the Territory Labor Governments $6.2 million investment towards community sporting infrastructure in Alice Springs has been awarded.
The tender has been awarded to local company LTC Construction to build new change rooms, toilets and a canteen at Ross Park, the home of soccer in Central Australia, and is expected to create five jobs.
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Alice Springs. These upgrades will make the venue more family friendly, encouraging more Territorians to participate in the sport.
Works are expected to begin in November, with completion anticipated in early 2019.
The first works as part of this funding were upgrades to the Traeger Avenue Hockey Pitch, and they were completed in July. Feedback from the Alice Springs Masters Games held last month was very positive.
The $6.2million sporting infrastructure package includes:
- Resurface of the hockey pitch at Traeger Avenue completed July 2018.
- Evaporative cooler and fans at the Alice Springs Basketball Centre
- Jim McConville oval change rooms and canteen facility
- Ross Park change room and canteen
- Flynn Drive oval facility rebuild, storage and canteen
- Rhonda Diano oval upgrades to track and field amenities
- Albrecht oval additional change room and storage.
As noted by Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss
The Territory Labor Government’s number one priority is creating local jobs.
We are investing in job creating sporting infrastructure because sport and physical activity is so important to the health and wellbeing of Territorians.
Centralians love their sport, and this $6.2 million investment into sporting infrastructure in Alice Springs is based on priorities identified by the community in consultation with the sports through Councils Sports Facilities Advisory Committee.
As noted by Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield
Creating jobs and investing in our sporting facilities, clubs and associations is the key to creating vibrant communities.
We know that sport unites Territorians in a unique way; it brings us together as a cohesive community and encourages us to live more active, healthy lives.
As noted by Alice Springs Mayor, Damien Ryan
This project is one of seven to form part of the $6.2 million sporting infrastructure package from the NT Government and it is great to see the positive impacts this funding is having on our sporting facilities in Alice Springs.
Council is continuing to implement these much needed improvements for the community with works to Jim McConville, Albrecht and Flynn Drive ovals due to rollout soon.
As noted by Director of LTC Construction, Nigel Harris
LTC Construction is excited and very pleased to be a part of the upgrade for the Ross Park Change room building. Our team will consist of our site foreman, labourer, two concreters and a boilermaker to ensure the job is completed in a timely manner.
Using all local businesses to assist us, we are looking forward to building some fantastic new amenities for the community to enjoy.