Greg Norman Announces Plans To Build Golf Course At The Bottom Of Uluru

24/04/2016 3:15 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:52 PM AEST
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The sun sets at Uluru (Ayer's Rock) in the Northern Territory, Australia PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday April 21, 2014. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Australian entrepreneur and golfer, Greg Norman, is reportedly planning to build a golf course at the bottom of Uluru.

Norman came up with the idea after a recent visit to the site with Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles, according to reports on Sky News.

"On my invitation he's come to the Northern Territory looking at what sporting and economic investments he can make in the Territory," Giles said.

Just last week, Giles said he wanted to start a conversation about opening Uluru to climbing again, despite its spiritual significance and requests from traditional owners not to.

Norman has reportedly had preliminary discussions with the operators of Ayers Rock Resort, with plans for a second course to be built on government land near the Territory Wildlife Park, about 60km south of Darwin.

Giles has said that investment which allows tourism and employment opportunities to grow for Indigenous Australians will be welcomed.

"Wouldn't it be fantastic to see, as an additional opportunity, not just having a resort and cultural opportunities at Uluru, but also the chance to have a shot of golf," he said.

"I want to see more Aboriginal Australians working because I know that when an Aboriginal Australian works within a family there's more chance their child goes to school, more chance their kid will get healthier food on the table, and more access and better access to health services."

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