Works continue to upgrade Bagot Park

Darwin City Council

City The next tranche of works under City of Darwin’s 10-Year Bagot Park Master Plan is set to kick off from Monday.

Around $5 million in funding from City of Darwin, the Australian Government, the Northern Territory Government and Football NT has been secured to upgrade Bagot Park.

Lord Mayor Kon Vatskalis said this early injection of funding would see works fast-tracked to deliver a new car park, landscaping, football goal storage, female change rooms and shared pathways.

“Council is investing in Bagot Park,” Mr Vatskalis said. “Confirmation of this funding in the early stages of the master plan process and the progress we have seen to date is proof of that.

“City of Darwin has just delivered the $2.5 million upgrade of the velodrome, funded by the NT Government, to ensure the community can use it for the next 15 years.

“The next project in the pipeline is the redevelopment of the car park, and construction of some shading and shared paths, which will deliver much-needed enhancements to this key community asset.

“When complete, the new car park will have around 245 sealed bays, including five for disabled parking, as well as landscaping, lighting and way finding.”

The $1.5 million Bagot Oval Car Park project was by the Australian Government through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. The program supports local councils to deliver priority projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Football NT will contribute $1 million to deliver female change rooms and football goal storage at Bagot Oval.

Mr Vatskalis said the Bagot Park Master Plan would provide a safe and functional park that meets community expectations now and into the future, and combined stakeholder and professional input.

It will also deliver:

  • Community recreation hub, including play and exercise facilities for all ages and abilities
  • Shared sporting club rooms, toilets, and community space.

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