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NT Chief Minister officially opens Jabiru courts

06 September 2017

West Arnhem Regional Council celebrated the official opening of the newly-resurfaced Jabiru courts on Saturday, August 26, with special guests and Jabiru community members joining in the milestone event.
Councillor Anna Egerton, of the Kakadu Ward, welcomed the official guests who included the Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner, Deputy Chief Minster Nicole Manison, Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo and Member for Arafura Lawrence Costa.
Not only have the multipurpose courts been resurfaced and revitalised, but they are now open for public use for all community members and visitors at any time.
West Arnhem Regional Council Manager of Corporate Services Valentin Markez said it is a great achievement for Council to open the courts up for public use.
“The courts, which are set up for basketball, netball and tennis, are open at all hours of the day and we invite all community members to head on down and try them out.”
To officially mark the opening, Mr Gunner cut a red ribbon with Ms Uibo with the assistance of players from the Warruwi women’s basketball team, who competed and won at the Gurrung Sports Carnival that morning.
West Arnhem Regional Council would like to thank the Northern Territory Government, Member for Arnhem Selena Uibo and Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) for their generosity to bring this project into fruition.