18 May 2020
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Tony Sievers, Member for Brennan
Upgrades to Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve continue to progress with the completion of new cricket club change rooms, viewing platform and a new maintenance shed as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $2 million investment into the popular rural venue.
Darwin based C and R Constructions built the new cricket club change rooms and viewing platform, alongside JMT Builders who constructed the new maintenance shed.
Other works include the certification of various buildings, upgrades to the equestrian facilities, improvements to the road networks and a sealed carpark area for soccer and rugby union.
The tender for the road network upgrades has been awarded to Darwin owned construction company, Mugavin.
The Territory Labor Government has also delivered a further $3 million of upgrades to the Reserve completed in October 2019.
The Government has delivered the upgrades in partnership with Litchfield Council to ensure the funding supported community priorities and aligned to the Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve Board’s Master Plan.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Investing in the Territory’s community assets is important as ever during this difficult time, because we know they build vibrant communities, boost the economy and create local jobs.
“As we lift our COVID-19 restrictions, the upgrades to Freds Pass Reserve are essential as we transition back as a community into our favourite sporting and recreational activities.
“We have worked with the Litchfield Council to ensure the funding supports their key priorities and is aligned with the Master Plans.”
Quotes from Assistant Minister for Sport, Tony Sievers:
“Freds Pass is a significant community asset – the sporting and recreational hub of the rural area and a favourite for locals. We are pleased to have delivered these timely and necessary facility upgrades.
“On Friday we moved to Stage 2 of our ‘Roadmap to the New Normal’, which is great news for sporting clubs and teams who can now train again.
“Territorians can get back to enjoying the Territory lifestyle, and the upgrades at Freds Pass will ensure we continue to provide quality experiences for the local community.”
Quotes from Litchfield Council Mayor, Maree Bredhauer:
“In Litchfield, we understand the importance of sport and its role in connecting the community.
“Council thanks the Territory Government for its commitment in making Freds Pass Sport and Recreation Reserve a sporting hub in the municipality.”
Minister Moss/ Mr Sievers - Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858
Litchfield Council - Nicky McMaster 0423 357 924