Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss
$6.4 Million For Katherine
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government is investing an additional $14.4 Million in improving Local Government sporting and entertainment facilities, and the town of Katherine is set to receive $6.4 Million of that funding.
“We continue 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 and Culture Lauren Moss said.
“Revitalising our facilities ensures our sporting clubs and associations have access to facilities where they can live active, healthy lives.”
Money will help create jobs, support local businesses and ensure vital sporting facilities continue to provide social, cultural and economic benefits to the community.
“$4.2 Million will be spent on delivering projects at the Katherine Show Grounds and Katherine Sport Grounds, which are both much-loved and well-used assets in our community.” Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson said.
“These facilities host popular events such as community shows, concerts, rodeos and local sporting fixtures, so it is crucial they are maintained and upgraded to provide a positive, quality experience for participants and attendees.”
Investment includes $2 Million for the Katherine Show Grounds to upgrade the oval lighting, fencing and camping areas, and to extend and air-condition the Turf Pavilion. It also includes shelters for grandstands, shading of the equestrian area, camp draft facility upgrades, and road and entry design.
Remaining $4.4 Million will be spent on the Katherine Sports Grounds on additional storage and car parking, road upgrades, a club room, hot office facilities and an expansion of the existing Don Dale pavilion.