Litchfield National Park Contractor For Bridge And Road Works Announced

Litchfield National Park Contractor For Bridge And Road Works Announced

Northern Territory Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss

Litchfield Park Road Final Stage Awarded

Victor P Taffa

One of the most loved destinations in the Northern Territory will be upgraded to ensure year-round road access.

“Our priority is creating jobs for Territorians. This project is supporting 80 local jobs and once complete it will support further tourism opportunities as well as the cattle industry.” Minister for Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Eva Lawler said.

Litchfield National Park is one of the region’s most popular parks with about 340,000 visitors per year. It is projected the park will create more than $14 Million annually in economic benefits to the Territory once the final stage is complete.

“Litchfield National Park is a key driver of tourism and jobs for the Top End and Batchelor region and the upgrades improve safety and ensure year-round access which is great for local businesses and visitors.” Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said.

Local company Ostojic Group has been awarded the $26 Million contract to construct a new bridge over the Lower Finniss River and complete the upgrade and sealing of the last 12 km of Litchfield Park Road completing the loop road. The project will support 80 local jobs.

These upgrades are essential to ensure the road is opened during the wet season where normally it may be closed for long periods of time.

Northern Territory Government has been working with Traditional Owner groups to ensure their engagement in the project and to provide jobs to local Aboriginal people who have a strong connection to the area.

NT Minister for Tourism Sport & Culture Lauren Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Litchfield Park Road has been progressively upgraded and sealed over a number of years to improve flood immunity, road safety and increase access for remote communities and towns in Litchfield Park and surrounds.

Northern Territory Government has contributed [$39 Million] to the entire project and the Federal Government has made available $5.7 Million as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative.