The Territory Government is making sure local jobs and local business are supported during COVID-19 and during the rebound.
In May 2020, 75 construction contracts valued at $43.1 million were awarded to local business, supporting 193 local jobs.
As of the end of June 2020, there are currently 16 procurements out to market valued at $190 million, which will provide further jobs for Territorians.
These new infrastructure projects include:
- Upgrades to Yarralin housing;
- Upgrades to East Arnhem Region housing;
- Bitumen resurfacing on various Darwin roads; and
- Upgrades to Urandangi Road in Alice Springs.
The Territory Government is backing Territory businesses; this is why the Buy Local Policy was improved – to create local jobs right across the Territory.
An investment in strategic infrastructure and a steady pipeline of projects will continue to support industry and economic growth.
Source: NT Government