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The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017



The Northern Territory news Thu 5 Oct 2017

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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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News Corp Australia

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40 SPORT THURSDAY OCTOBER 5 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 EXPERT ADVICE A FINANCIAL consultant will identify issues surrounding the operational costs of Warren Parks $25 million stadium, but managing those concerns long-term is the big issue, says Territory sport consultant Paul Mead. The former New Zealand army engineer officer who has seven years experience in the Top End sporting scene and has project managed multimillion-dollar infrastructure projects overseas and in the Territory recently wrote a piece reacting to the NT Governments revelation that they would fund a financial consultant for NRL NT and its clubs. That announcement came amid a standoff between the games NT stakeholders and governing body. Five of the six Darwin clubs claim NRL NT are not equipped to handle the financial responsibilities that come with running a $25 million fa cility, considering they have been requesting an economic plan since last year and are yet to receive one. Meads piece states the ability to generate revenue from sport had not kept pace with the increasing cost of maintenance for modern sport infrastructure. Furthermore, the life-cycle management of projects such as the proposed Warren Park stadium were key to the financial security of sporting organisations. CONTINUED PAGE 36 Consultant to assess costs of $25m Warren Park stadiumJACK HISLOP MYSTERY NUMBER BUY THIS PAPER AND YOU COULD WIN THE JACKPOT! Money jackpots each day Monday to Friday by $10 $5400 JA CK PO T MYSTERY NUMBERTO WIN INSTANTLY RING 1900 966 372 Conditions: Page 2 AND KEY IN YOUR LUCKY NUMBER Thursday Email: ntnsport@ntnews.com.auOnline: ntnews.com.au/sport Sport: (08) 8944 9920 Sport 32-page ntfl season preview MAGAZiNe INSIDE Waller welcomes challenge of Humidor in Turnbull >> P33 BIG TEST FOR WINX The Darren Weir-trained five-yearold gelding Humidor (Damian Lane) winning the Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 16. Inset: Winx trainer Chris Waller deals with Humidor this weekend in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) Pictures: VINCE CALIGIURI and MARK EVANS

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