In March the Northern Territory Labor Government awarded $54 million in construction contracts to local businesses creating approximately 240 local jobs, according to a statement released on 19 April.
“We’re investing in infrastructure for the Territory because it’s good for local businesses and it’s good for local jobs,” said Eva Lawler, Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, in the statement. “From upgrading roads in Central Australia and subdivision works in Borroloola, we are building quality infrastructure while creating a pipeline of work in the process.”
With 18 procurements still out to market, the government said it expects to create more local jobs, with an additional $44 million to be awarded.
“Our Buy Local rules put local jobs and local businesses first, and continuing to roll out our 10-year infrastructure plan will provide certainty, grow the economy and create more jobs for the future,” said Lawler.
These most recent contracts awarded in March will cover:
- Sealing 10kms of Maryvale Road in Alice Springs.
- Subdivision works in Borroloola.
- Various design and construct Truck Parking Bays in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and the Katherine region to support our freight industry.
- Upgrading the Stuart Highway and Chinner Road intersection.