02 Nov 2018
Minister for Tourism and Culture
Construction of the $25 million home for local rugby league, Warren Park, has reached the 50% milestone this week.
Turf is being laid on field two, with the remaining fields to start later this month. The turf was grown by local company Turf NT at Middle Point and will be laid by Sterling 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 next year which will see our NT Titans play on front of their home town supporters.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss
“We are investing in job creating sporting infrastructure because sport and physical activity is so important to the health and wellbeing of Territorians.
“We are at the half way stage of building a fantastic new home for local rugby league at Warren Park, within the Marrara Sporting Precinct.
“It’s fantastic to see the turf going down, the light columns already installed and the final level of the main stadium well underway. The players who take to these fields every week in the local comp deserve to play at a quality Rugby League stadium with excellent player and spectator amenities.
“The new facility at Warren Park will help to grow the game of rugby league in the Territory, and give local players the facilities they deserve.”
Media contact: Trish Grimshaw 0401 119 242