New tennis club house served up for Masters Games
08 October 2014
Joint release with:
NT Chief Minister
Minister for Economic Development and Major Projects
Construction of Tennis Alice Springs' new clubhouse has been completed just in time for the Alice Springs Masters Games next week.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss was courtside today to inspect the new club house funded through the Community Development Grants Programme.
“This project has extended and refurbished the club house to ensure that facilities are available for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy tennis in a safe and welcoming environment,” Mr Truss said.
“I was in Alice Springs to announce federal funding before the election and I am delighted to be here again to see the project completed.
“We are a government that is focussed on our regional and remote communities, which is why we are delivering $314.2 million for almost 300 community centric projects like this across Australia.”
Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles said Tennis Alice Springs had worked hard to complete the upgrade before the Alice Springs Masters Games.
“Construction of the upgrade only started in June this year, so to have everything up and running only four months later is an impressive effort,” Mr Giles said.
“The new office space and amenities will be put to the test with large crowds pouring through the club with singles or doubles competitions scheduled for every day next week.”
The $295,000 club house upgrade for Tennis Alice Springs was fully funded by the Australian Government.