Investing in motorsport infrastructure to deliver bigger and better events

NT Government

The Lawler Labor Government is delivering upgrades to the Territory’s key motorsport complex, Hidden Valley, to make the venue better for drivers and fans.

The Hidden Valley track has undergone $400,000 in safety upgrades, which include the installation of concrete barriers, triple guardrail, footpaths and stormwater drainage at the Northern Section of the track which will improve safety for drivers.

There are another $300,000 in upgrades underway with designs to improve the pathway at the spectator’s hairpin and replace lighting at the grass pits with LED lights.

In Budget 2024, the Lawler Labor Government committed $3 million to begin work to significantly transform the world class Hidden Valley motorsports precinct.

Works on the first stage in the Hidden Valley Master Plan will begin in the coming months with the commencement of the disability access audit.

The audit will identify the priority works needed to be completed to provide better access for motorsport fans with disabilities.

The first stage of the Masterplan also includes upgrades to the pits area including installing a shade canopy, stairs and additional pit spaces, a new control tower and medical centre and creating a new entrance to the precinct.

The upgrades come as the Territory revs up for the V8 Supercars Betr Darwin Triple Crown this weekend.

There will be action on and off the track this weekend for the Supercars beginning with the popular Night Transporter Convoy tonight.

This will be followed by an Australian first on Thursday with the drivers hitting the road in their own Supercars to The Esplanade to meet the fans for a signing session.

At the Supercars, Nitro Up North will see more than 90 nitro-fuelled machines, including two Top Fuel rigs, will put the pedal to the metal and race down the drag strip at Hidden Valley.

Quotes attributable to Chief Minister Eva Lawler:

“We’re investing in making Hidden Valley safer and better for fans and drivers because we know how much Territorians love their motorsport.”

“Tens of thousands of Territorians will go through the gates at Hidden Valley over the weekend and it is one of the biggest events in the Territory.”

“The Hidden Valley Master Plan shows our vision for the precinct and to make it in to a world class venue for years to come.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport Kate Worden:

“Motorsport is incredibly popular in the Territory – from active participants to fans who just love attending the Supercars weekend at Hidden Valley.

“Our Hidden Valley Master Plan will give Territorians a world class venue. The $3 million funding as part of Budget 2024 is the beginning of the transformation of this key piece of Territory sporting infrastructure.

Northern Territory Government

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