27 November 2017
Boost for sport facilities

AN AGREEMENT to share sport facilities and increase sport services in a coordinated way is expected to be signed by Groote Eylandt stakeholders by the end of the year.

The ALC is teaming up with East Arnhem Shire Council, Bush Fit Mob and NT AFL to plan sport and recreation upgrades.

ALC chair Tony Wurramarrba said Groote had a serious shortfall of healthy recreational activities for children.

“One of our aims is to develop the athletic potential of children, whether that’s football or marathon running,” Tony said. “And the other is to be able to offer fun, active activities such as BMX riding and going to a water park with parents.”

The draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is being circulated.

PHOTO: ALC chair Tony Wurramarrba