Investing in Sport: Albrecht Oval Upgrades Completed

Albrecht Oval has a new grandstand and upgraded facilities for Alice Springs sporting organisations and locals to enjoy as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $6.2 million investment to improve community sporting infrastructure at seven sporting facilities across the town.

The investment continues to support local jobs with works completed by local business, MPH Carpentry and Construction delivering a new grandstand, female friendly change rooms and upgrades to the officials’ office.

The suite of infrastructure projects is helping local sporting and community groups to grow their participation and encourage more juniors, women and girls to get involved.

The Albrecht Oval upgrades are the sixth completed project as part of the $6.2 million investment including Ross Park Oval, Traeger Avenue Hockey pitch, Alice Springs Basketball Centre, Flynn Drive Oval and Jim McConville Oval.

A tender to upgrade track and field amenities at Rhonda Diano Oval has been awarded to A W McLean with works expected to be completed in May.

The Territory Labor Government continues to work with the Alice Springs Town Council to deliver the priority projects identified by the local community.

As noted by Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Eva Lawler:

“Investing in sporting infrastructure opens up greater opportunities for everyone and helps to support junior and female participation – that’s why our Government has invested $6.2 million into Alice Springs facilities for the benefit of the whole community.

“Better amenities mean a more enjoyable experience for sports people, spectators and community organisations who regularly use these facilities in Alice Springs.

“We’re continuing to deliver these important projects in partnership with the Alice Springs Town Council and sporting organisations and creating jobs for locals.”

As noted by Member for Braitling, Dale Wakefield MLA:

“Our investment in Alice Springs sporting infrastructure is providing opportunities for local businesses as we improve amenities, help to grow the local participation of women and girls in sport and invest in a more active and healthy community.

“With the Alice Springs Masters Games just around the corner, the upgrades will also benefit locals and visitors to the iconic event as every facility we’ve invested in will host events from 10-17 October 2020.”

As noted by Alice Springs Mayor, Damien Ryan:

“The joint NT Government and Alice Springs Town Council sporting infrastructure package has enabled Albrecht Oval to have greater facilities and a much anticipated grandstand thereby continuing to expand Albrecht Oval’s accessibility for our whole community.

“This work gives Alice Springs Town Council another fantastic facility to continue to deliver and grow sports in the centre, more training facilities across the community provides more access for all.

“This significant project yet again demonstrates Alice Springs Town Council, NT Government, local contractors and sporting groups all working together for the Alice Springs community.”

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