Hidden Valley Raceway set for significant upgrades

23 Apr
The Northern Territory Government will invest $3 million into the famous Darwin venue, which has hosted Supercars since 1998
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Hidden Valley Raceway set for significant upgrades

  • Northern Territory Government to invest $3 million into Darwin venue

  • This year's betr Darwin Triple Crown set for June 14-16

Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway is set to receive significant upgrades, with the Northern Territory Government to invest $3 million into the famous venue.

The Repco Supercars Championship has raced in the Top End since 1998, with the 2024 event to be the 28th championship round at Hidden Valley Raceway, and the first with the new Triple Crown format.

The annual trip to Darwin has been Supercars' Indigenous Round since 2022, with this year's betr Darwin Triple Crown set for June 14-16.

In 2016, Supercars and the Northern Territory Government agreed to renew the existing sanction agreement to 2030.

The latest investment, announced on Saturday, will see Hidden Valley become a world-class motorsport precinct, with later investment to include a on-track lighting system.

The Territory Labor Government is investing $3 million in Budget 2024 to make the venue more accessible, with upgrades ensuring that motorsport fans with a disability have improved facilities, upgraded pathways, new lighting and better signage.

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In the first stage of the Hidden Valley Master Plan, there will be upgrades to the pits area including installing a shade canopy, stairs and additional pit spaces.


A new control tower and medical centre will also be built, and there will be a new entrance to the venue.

The remaining stages of the Plan, to be funded in the future, will include on-track lighting to allow for night races to be held at the venue, as well as a campground and a new shaded grandstand to improve spectator experience.

"Territorians love their motorsport and we are making sure every fan can enjoy a day out at Hidden Valley," Chief Minister Eva Lawler said.

"Delivering these upgrades in a staged way ensure that fans and competitors get the biggest benefits with the least disruption.

"The Territory Labor Government has a vision for the Hidden Valley precinct which will make it a world class venue for Territorians, tourists who travel to Darwin for our big motorsport events and competitors."

Minister for Sport Kate Worden added: "Motorsport has a strong foundation in the Territory, from those who actively participate in the sport to fans who love to attend the Supercars weekend at Hidden Valley each year.

"The $3 million funding as part of Budget 2024 is the beginning of our transformation of this key piece of Territory sporting infrastructure and will ensure more Territorians can safely access this world-class facility."

Tickets for this year's betr Darwin Triple Crown are on sale now, with the event to follow the upcoming Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint. Tickets for the Perth event, on May 17-19, are also on sale now.

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