Tenders Awarded for Sporting Infrastructure Upgrades in Central Australia

Through the Territory Labor Governmentscommitment to remote sporting infrastructure, Central Australian communities are set to get $2.1 million investment in sporting infrastructure with tenders awarded in Haasts Bluff, Papunya and Docker River.

The Territory Labor Government is working in partnership with the MacDonnell Regional Council to ensure this funding supports their key priorities and is aligned with community expectations.

Local contractor MM Electrical has been awarded the lighting contract in Docker River with works set to start August and be completed during September.

In Haasts Bluff and Papunya, contracts for the covered basketball courts have been awarded to Harvey Development with works expected to start in July and be completed during October.

The Territory Labor Government is investing $10 million into remote community sporting infrastructure enhancements throughout the Territory to support strong and healthy communities.

As stated by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

We continue to invest in the Territorys community assets because we know they build vibrant communities, boost the economy and create local jobs.

We want to see more Territorians in remote communities participate in sport to improve health and well-being outcomes, and well maintained sporting facilities including ovals with good facilities will promote participation.

As stated by Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech:

Its great to see the upgrading of the lights at Docker River and basketball courts at Haasts Bluff and Papunya.

These facilities provide more opportunities for sporting activities and other community events, which will contribute to positive outcomes for families and young peoples health and wellbeing.

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