Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison
Tradies To Benefit From $5 Million Injection To Urban Public Housing Works
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory (NT) Government will provide a significant $5 Million boost into the construction industry for repairs and upgrades to urban Public Housing stock.
Treasurer Nicole Manison said the work will begin flowing in February as part of the NT Government’s $22 Million Immediate Works Stimulus Package, announced yesterday.
This package will ensure funds flow directly to the smaller contractors in the construction sector over the next six months, ahead of work commencing on the NT Government’s fast-tracked $120 Million major infrastructure projects.
“Yesterday I announced $10 Million towards community grant funding which enables community and not-for-profit groups to apply for funding for repairs and upgrades up to $100,000, with additional funding to be matched dollar for dollar by the NT Government, up to another $100 000.” Treasurer Manison said.
“This not only helps local businesses and tradies in the immediate term, but also ensures Territorians have better community facilities and long term community assets.”
“Today I am pleased to announce a further $5 Million will flow to the construction sectors with funding for repairs and maintenance to urban public housing stock.”
“This will provide an immediate injection into the economy with work to be carried out over the next six months, until our fast-tracked infrastructure funds start flowing into the construction sector to local tradies.” Treasurer Manison said.
“As well as providing an immediate injection over the next six months into our construction sector, the $5 Million for repairs and upgrades will have a positive impact on living standards for public housing tenants, funding much-needed upgrades to roofs, fences, bathrooms and kitchens.”
Last week the NT Government unveiled 37 new and fast-tracked projects to support local jobs across Territory industries which will see works begin from July next year.
“These strategic investment projects will spread government contracts across a greater range of industries to create jobs in more parts of the economy.” Treasurer Manison said.