The Territory Labor Government is making sure there are projects and works to support local business and local jobs.
In March, 55 constriction contracts valued at $54 million were awarded to local businesses, supporting around 240 local jobs.
Currently, there are 18 procurements out to market valued at $44 million, which will support many more jobs for Territorians.
Contracts awarded in March include:
- 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; and
- Upgrading the Stuart Highway and Chinner Road intersection.
An investment in strategic infrastructure and a steady pipeline of projects will continue to support industry and economic growth.
Quotes from the Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler:
“Our Government is backing Territory businesses – making sure that local jobs come first.
“In March we supported over 240 local jobs and many local businesses.
“We’re investing in infrastructure for the Territory because it’s good for local businesses and it’s good for local jobs. 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.
“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.”