BUDGET 2018: More jobs with $1.45 billion investment in infrastructure

04 May 2018

NT Government: The Gunner Labor Government is investing heavily in infrastructure in Budget 2018 to create more jobs, attract and retain more people, and deliver a brighter future for all Territorians.

Treasurer Nicole Manison said the investment in roads, housing, health, education, schools and tourism infrastructure will drive generational change across the Territory.

Roads

“Our $1.45 billion spend includes $626.4 million for Territory roads,” Ms Manison said.

“Roads are the lifeblood of the Territory, improving economic opportunities and creating jobs,” Ms Manison said.

Projects include:

Housing

Minister Manison said every Territorian deserves to access to quality housing and Budget 2018 invests $761.4 million to improve housing conditions across the Territory.

Health

Budget 2018 also invests $79 million in health infrastructure, helping Territorians to live healthier and longer lives. This includes:

Education

Our kids deserve the best possible education and Budget 2018 provides more than $130 million to our Territory schools.

Community safety

Budget 2018 has made community safety a priority, whether it be protecting Territorians from crime or natural disasters, our government has invested heavily to keep Territorians safe.

Lifestyle and Community Infrastructure

Sea, air and communications in the bush

Tourism

 

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Source:  Northern Territory Government - www.newsroom.nt.gov.au

Contact:  Media Contact: Lesley Major – 0419 288 284

External Links: https://budget.nt.gov.au/budget-overview

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