New Access Road For Ludmilla Primary School Open

NT Government

Ludmilla Primary School has grown significantly over the past 5 years, increasing nearly 50 per cent from 109 student enrolments in 2019 to now 160, meaning pick up and drop off times at the popular primary school have become heavily congested along Bagot Road.

As such, the new access route to the school and Kiss n Go zone will alleviate congestion, improve student safety and enhance convenience and accessibility for parents.

This is the first element of the project to be opened to the public as part of the $7.1 million infrastructure investment to revitalise Richardson Park, with the next package of works to include building an ablutions block, change rooms, storage and associated undercover areas as well as exercise and playground equipment for the local community to enjoy.

The tender for these works is anticipated to be awarded in May 2024, with completion expected by late 2024.

The improvements will enhance and activate the area for the community and Ludmilla Primary School and include the reconstruction of two Rugby League playing fields.

The memorial for Warren ‘Shadow’ Mount has been preserved and reinstated in a prominent position on the grounds, acknowledging the site’s history and the lengthy connection Rugby League has had with Richardson Park.

The new public open space features covered picnic shelters with 340 new trees and shrubs planted to provide shaded areas throughout the site.

Opening of the community component of the facility, including the main and secondary playing fields, is planned for July 2024, following establishment of the final landscaped areas.

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Quotes to attribute to Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Joel Bowden:

“The Territory Labor Government is improving Richardson Park for the local community to enjoy.

“The first step is now opened to the public with new road access to Ludmilla School.

“Today we get a sneak peak of the road extension of Richardson Drive to the Ludmilla school boundary, with families able to drop their children off to school from Friday.

“With a $7.1 million investment in Richardson Park, the community can expect to see even more improvements coming soon.

Quotes to attribute to Local Member for Fannie Bay Brent Potter:

“Richardson Park is a much loved community space and the local school community will certainly benefit from the additional access point to Ludmilla Primary School from tomorrow morning.

“This extension allows parents and caregivers to safely ‘Kiss and Go’ or park their vehicle for a short time to bring or collect their children from school.”

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