16 May 2020
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
The Territory Labor Government is creating local jobs and greater access to Litchfield National Park with a tender this week released for the construction of campsites and access roads as part of its Litchfield Central Valley project.
The $17.5 million Turbocharging Tourism project will open up new camping and swimming spots in Litchfield, enhancing visitor experiences and create local jobs, making sure we are ready for the post COVID-19 rebound.
Continuing to upgrade our parks and reserves and provide additional experiences allows the NT to be ahead of the game when it comes to domestic and international tourism reopening.
The tender, which is for the next stage works, includes the construction of a:
Stage 1 works for the construction of 18km of access road is currently underway by local firm Aldebaran Contracting Pty Ltd with completion anticipated next month.
The tender for the last stage of works to construct the remaining campgrounds, day-use and recreation areas is anticipated to be released in July 2020.
Quotes from the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Our $17.5 million investment into Litchfield National Park will strengthen the park’s position as a premier tourist destination for adventure seekers once they can visit us again.
“Making sure our assets are maintained and enticing will also encourage Territorians to explore their own backyard.
“Our national parks are a huge drawcard and by opening up more swimming spots, campsites and walking trails we can help relieve overcrowding at the park, especially during the peak season.
“These campsites will open up new areas of Litchfield to more locals and visitors while still ensuring they get to experience the park’s beauty at its best.”
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“The Territory Labor Government is making sure there are jobs for Territorians, especially during this challenging time, through a continuous pipeline of work.
“A number of jobs will be coming out of the Litchfield Central Valley project, with local Territory businesses having the opportunity to tender for this package now and next stage of works in July 2020.”
Minister Moss - Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858
Minister Lawler - Hannah Farmer 0428 497 154