The Gapuwiyak community can now enjoy night games with the completion of lighting upgrades at the sports oval.
The Territory Government’s Community Cabinet is meeting in East Arnhem, and NT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss will officially turn on the oval lights at Gapuwiyak.
The Territory Government is creating jobs for locals by investing $10 million over two years to upgrade sporting infrastructure in remote communities throughout the NT, which includes $2.8 million for East Arnhem.
The region is benefitting from a suite of upgrades, including oval lights and a new roof over the basketball courts at both Gapuwiyak and Millingimbi/Yirrwi.
The government is working in partnership with regional councils to ensure funding supports community priorities and delivers improved sporting infrastructure.
Local contractor NT Electrical was awarded the contract to supply and install the Gapuwiyak sports oval lighting system comprising of four light towers and 16 floodlights on each tower at 100 lux lighting level.
NT Electrical has also been awarded the lighting contracts in Millingimbi/Yirrwi.
The Territory Government will provide additional funding in 2019/20 for irrigation works at the Gapuwiyak oval.
Source: NT Government