The Territory Government has released a tender for the first stage of works on Richardson Park, which will rejuvenate the space and make it more attractive for the community to enjoy.
Works to Richardson Park will provide an upgraded oval, including change rooms, which will be available for use by the Nightcliff Dragons and Brothers Rugby clubs and the broader community.
A new road near Richardson Park will also be constructed to facilitate, safer and more efficient access to Ludmilla Primary School.
The current facilities and infrastructure are in a state of disrepair.
Works will be completed in stages and support more than 30 local jobs:
- Stage 1 – includes the demolition and disposal of five derelict buildings on the site.
- Stage 2 – will include an extension to Richardson Drive, upgrade of the oval and the construction of ablution facilities.
Works are expected to commence in the coming months. Restricted access to the Richardson Park site will be in place for the duration of the first stage of works
The Northern Territory Government is supporting Rugby League in the Territory and has built the new Territory Rugby League Stadium in Marrara, establishing it as the home for Rugby League and NRL NT HQ.
The new facility will help grow rugby league in the Territory, including encouraging more women and girls to play and allow the code and local competition to be run from within its main stadium.
The Government will continue to work with NRL NT clubs on ensuring the history and significance of Richardson Parks is recognised and maintained, including the memorial for Mr John Mount, known as Shadow.
Source: NT Government