Investing In Our Sporting Facilities

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our sporting infrastructure with ground upgrades to Jim McConville Oval in Alice Springs to commence next month.

This project will transition Jim McConville Oval from a cricket and AFL oval to a rugby field.

The $309,600 contract was awarded to local Alice Springs contractor Blueprint NT Pty Ltd.

The works include:

Removal and remediation of the existing concrete cricket pitch;Design and construction of a new Rugby Field;Relocation of goal posts and scoreboard from Anzac Oval to Jim McConville Oval including all associated construction works; andUnderground electrical infrastructure for the new scoreboard and future sports lighting.

The goalposts and scoreboard will be relocated and installed after the Rugby Union competition ends in mid-May 2024 and before the commencement of the Rugby League competition in July 2024.

This facility will be utilised by both rugby codes until the Kilgariff Sporting Complex is constructed. The upgrade will mean Jim McConville Oval will be better equipped for future use with sports lighting.

There will be a second tender for the project which will be released in the coming months to conduct the design, development approval, procurement and construction of the sports lighting for Jim McConville Oval.

Quotes Attributable to Minister for Sport Kate Worden:

“Sporting infrastructure is more than just a place to play sport, it provides a place for the community to come together and unite.

“Upgrading Jim McConville Oval will give rugby league and rugby union a temporary home while the new Kilgariff Sporting Complex is developed.

“This project means that Alice Springs will have a new sporting complex and one upgraded sporting facility for the community to use.

Northern Territory Government

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