Construction of the $25 million home for local rugby league, Warren Park, has reached the 50% milestone.
Turf is being laid on field two, with the remaining fields to start later in November 2018. The turf was grown by local company Turf NT at Middle Point and will be laid by Sterling NT.
NT Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said the project will give local rugby league a much-needed new home, stimulate the local economy and, importantly, is creating more than 100 local jobs for Territorians during the construction phase.
The concept design was developed in consultation with a steering committee which included representatives from NRLNT, NRL, NT Rugby Union, South Darwin Sporting League and associated clubs.
The final concept design includes three full-sized fields with one at national standard, a grandstand with 1200 seating capacity, four change rooms, corporate facilities, food and beverage facilities, car parking and the flexibility to host other sporting events requiring a rectangular field, such as rugby union and soccer.
Temporary grandstands can be used to further increase seating capacity when required and NRLNT’s offices will also be located within the stadium complex.
Following the discovery of asbestos on the site, $300,000 has been approved to provide additional contingency for asbestos management.
NRLNT has already secured a significant event with the announcement of the combined affiliated states men’s carnival in June 2019 which will see our NT Titans play on front of their home town supporters.
Source: NT Government