Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Coalition makes further improvements for TIO Traeger

Media Release

FN074/2016

09 October 2016

Joint release with:

Nigel Scullion

Senator for Northern Territory

  • $150,000 Coalition Government investment to TIO Traeger Park Stadium extends viewing balcony
  • The project is a win for fans of AFL, Imparja Cup and interstate cricket matches.
  • More community functions can now be held at the Stadium.

The viewing balcony at TIO Traeger Park Stadium in Alice Springs has been extended, further improving the stadium known as “the jewel in the centre”.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said TIO Traeger Park Oval had a long history of attracting national and international sports events to Alice Springs.

“I'm a massive sports fan and this extension allows more people in the region to enjoy national sporting events such as the AFL and interstate cricket matches,” Minister Nash said.

“This $150,000 investment by the Coalition Government involved extending the existing viewing balcony adjacent to the corporate lounge, which will also attract corporate functions to big sporting events.”

Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Country Liberals Senator for Northern Territory Nigel Scullion said the upgrade was a major boost for the Central Australian community.

“The stadium has hosted major sporting events, including AFL and NRL games, the Imparja Cup, and national and international cricket fixtures—and I am confident the stadium upgrade will help to make the venue an attractive option for these events into the future,” Senator Scullion said.

“The stadium also caters for local Australian rules football and cricket and the upgrade will encourage more local residents to attend these games.

“Importantly, the upgrade has provided all-ability access to the stadium to ensure all members of the community can enjoy the facility.

“The extension will also provide opportunities for the venue to be used for corporate and social functions and other community uses.”