The Territory Labor Government continues to deliver for motor sport in the Territory with the construction of Motor Sports House at Hidden Valley nearly a third of the way complete.
Local company C & R Constructions Pty Ltd were awarded a contract for $4.9 million to design and construct the new Motor Sports House, which will provide a central corporate meeting place for industry and events.
Its estimated this project will create more than 30 jobs during construction.
Cranes are arriving on site this week to start installing the structural steel, with completion still anticipated for mid-year.
There are more than 5,000 licenced motor sport competitors, pit crew, volunteers and officials in the Territory with over 160,000 spectators at motor sports events annually.
Every year, Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex hosts a range of motor sport races and club events, including the Supercar Championship Series, drift events and drag racing along with providing a home to a number of motor sports clubs.
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 upgrades 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.
Works have been programmed to ensure minimal disruption to activities of Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.
As stated by the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
The Territory Labor Governments top priority is creating jobs.
We are investing over $13 million into motor sport infrastructure across the Territory, because we know how much motor sport means to competitors and spectators.
Motor Sports House is a key component of this investment that will allow motor sports to continue to grow and flourish.
Motor sport events across the Territory bring thousands of tourists here each year. This provides a great boost for the economy, encouraging further tourism opportunities and supporting local jobs across the economy.