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Council seeks feedback on Maningrida Football Oval upgrades

14 March 2019

West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) is seeking input from Maningrida community members on the proposed upgrades to the Maningrida Football Oval.
It is well-known that the Maningrida community has a passion for AFL football, with around 8 -10 teams participating in the local competition as well as teams playing games in various festivals and carnivals around Arnhem Land.
In an effort to continue to foster a vibrant and positive culture around sport in the community, West Arnhem Regional Council has successfully obtained funding to upgrade the football oval through the Northern Territory Government’s Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture.
Now in the planning stages of the highly-anticipated project, WARC has extended an invitation to community members to have their say about the proposed upgrades at a community meeting on Wednesday, March 20.
It is hoped that from this meeting, WARC can incorporate the ideas of community members into the design which will result in a well-constructed multi-use complex which will benefit, not only Maningrida, but the entire West Arnhem region for a long time to come.
WARC Regional Manager Service Delivery Gordon Smith said community consultation on the conceptual design of the project is an important stage of the project while final approvals are progressing.
“All ideas and suggestions are welcome and these will ensure we reach the best possible outcome for the community,” Gordon said.
All community members are encouraged to attend the community meeting from 3.30pm at the football oval on March 20, and a barbecue will follow.