Alice Springs To Receive A New Multi Court Netball Facility

Alice Springs To Receive A New Multi Court Netball Facility

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles 

Northern Territory Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins

Netball In Alice Moves Forward

Victor P Taffa

The realisation of a multi-court, state-of-the art netball facility for Alice Springs took another step forward today.

The Northern Territory Government tender is going out today to design and construct a facility that will provide a new dynamic for local netball and also numerous jobs during the construction phase.

“Netball has a massive following in Central Australia and last year we announced a total in $4.25 Million in funding towards the construction of a multi-court netball facility.” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

“This will be a great project for the local netball community and provide for another first class sporting facility in Alice Springs.”

“This has been a project close to the heart of our colleague Matt Conlan, who is also the patron of Netball Alice Springs, and local company NT Link both have lobbied me strongly on it.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“NT Link and the Alice Springs Town Council are supporting the development with a combined contribution of $750,000 towards the project.”

“Of course, as a local member myself, I will be thrilled to see the project coming together and construction becoming a reality.” Chief Minister Giles said.

NT Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins

NT Minister for Sport and Recreation Gary Higgins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sport and Recreation Minister Gary Higgins said the new facility would help the sport grow in the Red Centre.

“Netball already is the biggest participant sport in Alice with more than 1,000 players registered but there’s always room for more.” Mr. Higgins said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing not only an increased local competition but also matches on a better quality surface due to the fully sprung floor and possibly more national and hopefully international events held at this purpose built facility.”

“We are hopeful the new facility will be completed in time for the 2016 Masters Games.” Mr. Higgins said.

“It’s all part of the Territory Government’s plan to provide first class facilities for sport and recreation across the Territory and another great investment by this government into women’s sport.”

The tender is open for four weeks.