11 Sep 2018
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
The Territory Labor Government has awarded 215 contracts since July 1 this year, with over 85 per cent of these going to Territory enterprises.
Ninety-seven contracts for construction projects have been awarded this financial year, with 100% of these awarded to Territory Enterprises.
The Territory Labor Government today released its annual update of the Territory’s 10 Year Infrastructure Plan 2018 – 2027.
The yearly review provides transparency in planning and prioritises Government and Private projects for the Territory’s future growth.
The first Plan was released last year by Government along with the Economic Development Strategy, and sets out the Territory’s long-term infrastructure agenda.
The publication of project planning, investment opportunities and sectors linked to future projects helps to guide and inform investment decisions, as well as certainty in business planning and workforce development.
The NT Government will deliver another significant infrastructure investment in 2018-19 of $1.45B.
The 10 Year Infrastructure Plan includes private and public sector projects including:
Over the last 9 months, the Government has consulted with industry, business and local government to review the plan and will continue to undertake annual reviews to reflect ongoing development in the Territory.
To view the updated 10 Year Infrastructure Plan for the Northern Territory, visit https://dipl.nt.gov.au/publications
Quotes attributable to Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler
“The Territory Labor Government’s absolute priority is to create jobs for Territorians, and this is why we are delivering continuous high levels of investment in Government infrastructure projects and repairs and maintenance.
“We launched the 10-year Infrastructure Plan last year because it is imperative to have well planned and strategically timed infrastructure projects that contribute to creating jobs, improving services and attracting people to the Territory.
“The 10 Year Plan provides certainty and ensures businesses can plan and prepare their workforce, to be ready to respond to upcoming work.
“More people making the Territory their home is the key to our bright future, and creating the best opportunities for future generations.
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