Sport and recreation facilities given new lease of life

Sporting clubs and associations from across the Northern Territory will be given a major rejuvenation, with the Northern Territory Government investing $1.65 million for wide-ranging improvement works.

Some of the Northern Territory’s most participated-in sports including rugby league, rugby union, football, hockey, netball, golf, quad bikes, cricket and shooting will all benefit from the funding with clubs across Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine among the successful recipients. 

The Katherine Sports Grounds will receive a $450,000 grant to install essential lighting infrastructure, while the Palmerston Rugby League Club will benefit with a $200,000 upgrade to its existing facilities.

Rugby Park at Marrara will undergo a $150,000 facelift and Netball NT players and officials will now have more shade and extra seating courtesy of a $150,000 approved grant.

The funding has been made available under the Northern Territory Government’s ‘Boosting Our Economy’ package. 

A full list of successful recipients below:

  • Katherine Sports Grounds
    $450,000 for lighting upgrades
  • Palmerston Rugby League
    $200,000 to upgrade existing facilities
  • Marrara Golf Club
    $180,000 to erect fencing along tee off to protect neighbouring houses
  • Rugby Park Marrara
    $150,000 to upgrade existing facilities
  • Territory Quad Association
    $100,000 to erect security fencing and install plumbing
  • Netball NT
    $150,000 to upgrade bench areas and spectator facilities
  • Darwin Football Stadium
    $100,000 to upgrade existing facilities
  • Mickett Creek
    $80,000 for repairs to Butt areas for all ranges
  • Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation - Youth Centre in Alice Springs
    $66,000 to upgrade existing facilities
  • Alice Springs Golf Club
    $65,000 to build access road
  • Marrara Hockey Complex
    $50,000 to upgrade existing facilities
  • Woorabinda Youth Camp
    $37,000 to connect power supply
  • Palmerston Cricket Club
    $17,100 to replace rotting bollards
  • NT Girl Guides
    $10,000 for plumbing
Darwin Football Stadium