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Budget 2016 supporting sport and active recreation for all Territorians



Budget 2016 supporting sport and active recreation for all Territorians


Barrett, Nathan

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Country Liberals


Media Releases for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Media Releases; ParliamentNT






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Public finance; Sports; Leisure; Infrastructure

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Northern Territory Government

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Northern Territory Government

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The Giles Government has listened to the invaluable feedback we received through our Master Plan process and we are putting that plan into action that will benefit all Territorians that love sport and being active. The Country Liberals Government has an unprecedented record of investing in sport and recreation infrastructure. This focus has a direct impact on the local economy creating work for local businesses and local jobs while providing Territorians with the best possible facilities to play sport and be active." Grants have already been released across the following areas: $250,000 in promoting Women and Girls in sport $250,000 in improving sport and rec facilities in remote areas $100,000 in developing our Volunteers Budget Highlights Confident Culture $8 million additional funding to support the construction of an international competition standard regional tennis centre in Darwin, for a total Territory Government contribution of $16 million to the $16.7 million project. $3 million for a grant to fund utilities, roads and lighting upgrades at Freds Pass Reserve. $17.6 million for grants to sporting and active recreation organisations including the delivery of the Sport Voucher scheme, peak body funding, active remote communities, active recreation organisations, grass roots development, and facility and equipment grants. $1 million to continue to hold a National Rugby League premiership game in Darwin and pre-season game in Alice Springs. $6.25 million, including $4.25 million from the Territory Government, $1.5 million from Alice Springs Town Council and $0.5 million from a private contributor, for the Alice Springs netball facility redevelopment. $5 million for a capital grant to redevelop the pool at Parap Leisure and Sports Centre. $2 million for a grant to Motorsports Northern Territory to upgrade various facilities across the Territory. $1 million for community football competition development. $2 million for grants to upgrade sporting facilities in regional and remote areas of the Territory. $4 million for sports infrastructure grants as part of the Boosting our Economy package. 2016-17 New Capital Works

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