The Northern Territory Government is investing $2.1 million for sporting infrastructure in Central Australian communities, with tenders being awarded in Haasts Bluff, Papunya and Docker River.

The Territory Government is working in partnership with the MacDonnell Regional Council to deliver the projects to community standards,

Local contractor MM Electrical has been awarded the lighting contract in Docker River with works set to start in August 2019 and be completed during September.

In Haasts Bluff and Papunya, contracts for the covered basketball courts have been awarded to Harvey Development with works expected to start in July 2019 and be completed during October.

The Territory Government is investing $10 million into remote community sporting infrastructure enhancements throughout the Territory to support strong and healthy communities.

NT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss, said, “We continue to invest in the Territory’s community assets because we know they build vibrant communities, boost the economy and create local jobs.

“We want to see more Territorians in remote communities participate in sport to improve health and wellbeing outcomes, and well maintained sporting facilities including ovals with good facilities will promote participation.”

Member for Namatjira, Chansey Paech, said, “It’s great to see the upgrading of the lights at Docker River, and basketball courts at Haasts Bluff and Papunya.

“These facilities provide more opportunities for sporting activities and other community events, which will contribute to positive outcomes for families and young people’s health and wellbeing.”

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