$20 Million Public Housing Upgrades Across The Northern Territory In 2018

$20 Million Public Housing Upgrades Across The Northern Territory In 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison

$20 Million To Revitalise Public Housing Complexes

Victor P Taffa

Treasurer Nicole Manison said Government has listened to business and the community, and is investing $69 million into the Territory economy, providing job opportunities for local tradies through much-needed repairs and maintenance work on public housing stock.

“We know that a good job and good housing leads to better outcomes for the whole community.” Treasurer Manison said.

“Starting immediately we will see $20 Million in capital works dedicated to public housing complex upgrades across Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs.”

“These upgrades will target a variety of trade skills, ensuring a range of job opportunities for tradies and smaller businesses in each location.” Treasurer Manison said.

Local builder Brendan Cunningham who has registered for the program said he was pleased to see government focusing on local businesses.

“These kinds of investments have kept my business afloat when times are tough. I know that this announcement will be a welcomed one across the construction industry, especially for small businesses.” Mr. Cunningham said.

Minister for Housing and Community Development Gerry McCarthy said this investment will provide needed revitalisation to aging public housing stock.

“We are providing better housing for all Territorians, urban and remote.” Minister McCarthy said.

“Revitalisations and repairs will include roofing, plumbing, electrical, painting, fencing, security and landscaping.”

NT Treasurer Nicole Manison








Treasurer Manison said the $69 Million will create hundreds of jobs and improve housing for vulnerable Territorians.

“Our number one priority is jobs and that means investing in job-creating infrastructure.” Treasurer Manison said.

“Our total Government infrastructure spends for February is $115 Million, bringing the total spend at the end of February to $825 Million and we are on track for a record infrastructure spends this financial year.”

Northern Territory Government on 20 February 2018, incorrectly stated the infrastructure spend at $900 Million.

Treasurer Manison said 2018 will be a tough Budget but Government will continue to support Territory businesses and families by creating jobs and growing the economy, to attract private investment and grow our population.

“Our $103 Million investment in tourism infrastructure, marketing and festivals and essential investment of $69 Million to support the building and construction industry and improve housing outcomes for Territorians demonstrates that we can and will target our stimulus where it’s needed the most.” Treasurer Manison said.

“We currently have 281 businesses up from 260 yesterday who have registered their interest to undertake work and we continue to encourage those who are suitable to apply.”