Four local contractors have been awarded the tender for civil and yard building works as part of the Northern Territory Government’s Katherine Showgrounds and Multipurpose Centre upgrade.
The $2.2 million investment aims to upgrade amenities, roads, air conditioning, rodeo and campdraft infrastructure, along with better water, power and sewerage connections at the showgrounds.
Fletcher’s Plumbing and Gas Fitters were selected for plumbing upgrades, All Regions Electricals for electrical upgrades, Remote Civil for loop road and service road works and Katherine Constructions for general building works.
The upgrade works are expected to support around 20 local jobs and provide a boost to local Katherine businesses.
The Northern Territory Government will work in partnership with the Katherine Town Council to ensure that the funding supports the community’s key priorities.
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Acting Tourism, Sport and Culture Minister Eva Lawler said the Territory Government was investing in community assets because to build vibrant communities, boost the economy and create local jobs.
“Our investment in this project is supporting four Katherine businesses and 20 local jobs,” Lawler said.
“As a much-loved and well-used community asset, it’s crucial that the Katherine Showgrounds and Multi-Purpose Centre are maintained and upgraded to continue to provide a quality experience for the community.”
Member for Katherine Sandra Nelson said the upgrades are providing opportunities for local tradies, which means more jobs for Territorians.
“The Katherine Show Grounds and Multi-Purpose Centre is a major community facility and home to popular community and sporting events – these works will ensure the Katherine community has modern and updated facilities we can all enjoy,” Nelson said