13 Sep 2018
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
The Northern Territory is a spectacular place to live, work, play and visit.
The Territory Labor Government has released Planning for a Vibrant Future - a planning document which outlines the vision for the Northern Territory, and undertaken in consultation with industry and the community.
Planning for a Vibrant Future outlines what our cities, towns and regions must consider to ensure future growth creates vibrant communities and protects what Territorians love most - our lifestyle and unique character.
The Territory Labor Government is working to provide the certainty that business and industry require to plan for future growth.
The 10 Year Infrastructure Plan is the Territory Labor Government’s infrastructure roll out that will contribute to creating jobs, improving services and attracting people to the Territory.
Planning for a Vibrant Future sets out goals and themes to manage the future growth of the Territory’s regions and focuses on key growth areas, creating individual visions for key towns and cities including:
Darwin, Australia’s Northern Capital
Palmerston, The Family City
Darwin’s Rural Areas, Unique Rural Lifestyle
Weddell, A New Tropical City
Cox Peninsula, Saltwater Living
Katherine, A Logistics and Agribusiness Hub
Tennant Creek, A Mining Services Centre
Alice Springs, Australia’s Inland Capital
Nhulunbuy, Arnhem’s Peninsula Paradise
Regional and Remote, Our Cultural Landscape
The Territory Labor Government will continue to improve the liveability of the Territory’s cities and towns through innovative smart infrastructure investment that complements climatic conditions.
The Territory’s rich cultural heritage is central to the future development of our regions and communities.
To view the Planning for a Vibrant Future document please see link: https://dipl.nt.gov.au/publications/planning-for-a-vibrant-future
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“The Territory Labor Government’s priority is to create jobs and attract people to live here.
“This is why we have a comprehensive and detailed plan to grow the Territory’s population and create local jobs. No other Territory Government has been this serious and strategic about population growth and job creation.
“Planning for a Vibrant Future will support and guide future development as set out in the Northern Territory Economic Framework and 10 Year Infrastructure Plan.
“Territorians can be confident that our roads, education, health, essential services and community infrastructure will keep pace with a growing population – our Population Strategy aims to attract an additional 2600 people to the NT a year. This will create many more opportunities for jobs for Territorians.
“More people making the Territory their home is the key to our bright future, and creating the best opportunities for future generations.
Media contact: Ellie Clancy 0417 910 720