Labor’s $200M Northern Territory Strategic Roads Package

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Sunday, 20th February 2022

Labor’s $200M Northern Territory Strategic Roads Package

with Catherine King MP, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy & Labor Candidate for Lingiari Marion Scrymgour

An Albanese Labor Government’s $200 million Northern Territory Strategic Roads Package will bring better economic and social opportunities to remote and regional communities across the Territory.

Road upgrades will be focused on all weather access, ensuring that remote communities have more reliable year-round connections to the services and opportunities that they need.

We have identified the Santa Teresa Road, Mereenie Loop Road, and all weather access to Maningrida, Ramingining, and the Milingimbi mainland barge ramp, as early priorities.

We will work closely with the NT Government to determine the final list of projects, ensuring Labor’s investment brings the greatest possible benefit to communities across the Territory.


Not only will these upgrades bring jobs in the construction phase, they will also act as crucial enabling infrastructure, ensuring locals have more reliable access to health, education, social and sporting services across the Centre and the Top End. Labor also wants to see communities across the Territory benefit from increased tourism opportunities as the health crisis recedes.

This funding will be included in our first Budget, ensuring work can get underway as soon as possible.


Quotes attributable to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Australian Labor Party:

“Labor's infrastructure investments are about creating jobs and extending opportunities to all Australians."

“ Remote Australia is dependent on good, safe roads for accessing essential services, getting to work, or welcoming tourists."

“Sadly, remote roads still have a death toll 11 times higher than those in major cities. These investments will give remote communities the connections they deserve, allowing more people to get around with greater safety."

 

Quotes attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:

"These investments will ensure local communities have year round access to the services they need."

“Unlike the Morrison-Joyce Government, Labor will work closely with state and territory governments to deliver the projects that bring most benefit to communities around Australia.”

 

Quotes attributable to Marion Scrymgour, Labor Candidate for Lingiari: 

“This is a great investment for remote communities across the Territory."

“This package of works will mean more locals can more easily access the work, education, health and recreational services we all rely on."

“After the recent weather events we’ve had, these investments are more important than ever."

“I know that not only will an Albanese Labor Government invest in our communities, but we’ll get the work underway as soon as possible."

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