Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss
Upgrades At Freds Pass Reserve
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government has invested $3 Million in major upgrades at the Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve.
“Territory Government continues to invest in the Territory’s community assets because we know they build vibrant communities, boost the economy and create local jobs.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said.
“Freds Pass is the sporting and recreational hub of the rural area which hosts popular events such as community shows, concerts and local sport.”
Popular rural venue now features improved roads, fencing, reticulation, parking and drainage as well as electrical upgrades.
A new amenities block will service the Litchfield Bears Football Club, market and paintball venues while improved lighting at the market shed will allow sports games to be held at night.
Other works include improved lighting at the main oval; connection of lighting towers to the mains power at the Litchfield Bears Oval and the development of an irrigation master plan.
“Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve is a popular and well used venue and these upgrades will enhance the aesthetics and functionality of the area.” Assistant Minister for Sport Tony Sievers said.
“Territory Government has worked closely with the Litchfield Council to ensure our funding supports their key priorities and is aligned with the master plan.”
Northern Territory Government worked in partnership with the Litchfield Council to ensure the funding supported community priorities and was in line with the Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve Board’s Master Plan.
A further $2 Million has been invested by the Northern Territory Government to improve the reserve with works to include the construction of a new maintenance shed and cricket change rooms, certification of various buildings, additions to the equestrian facilities and upgrading of roads and car parks.