Treasurer Announces Jobs Boost With Immediate Works Stimulus Package

Treasurer Announces Jobs Boost With Immediate Works Stimulus Package

Northern Territory Treasurer Nicole Manison

$22 Million Immediate Boost For Local Jobs

Victor P Taffa

Treasurer Nicole Manison today announced a $22 Million Immediate Works Stimulus Package to support local jobs as part of the Gunner Government’s infrastructure plan.

Treasurer Manison said the $22 Million package is on top of the 37 new and fast-tracked infrastructure projects worth $120 Million announced last week.

“This $22 Million package includes four targeted programs and will support smaller infrastructure projects across the Territory, which in turn supports the smaller tradies, until the bigger fast-tracked projects ramp up in the second half of 2017.” Treasurer Manison said.

“The first program is a package of $10 Million available to all Territory community and not-for-profit groups, for grants up to the value of $100 000 for much-needed repairs and upgrades to facilities and existing assets.”

“Beyond the $100 000 grant, the Northern Territory Government will match ‘dollar for dollar’ up to another $100 000 to help fund even bigger improvements.” Treasurer Manison said.

Applications for the Immediate Works Stimulus Package will be open from Mid-December with more details to be announced soon. Works can begin from 1st February. Spending on all approved projects will need to be underway by June 30 at the latest.

$22 Million Immediate Works Stimulus Package is on top of the $10k First Home buyer’s renovation grant. The home renovation grant was introduced by the Gunner Government in September.

Treasurer Manison said it’s all part of the Government’s infrastructure plan to create jobs and support local business.

“Job creation and stimulating our construction industry through big and small projects is our best defence to address our population issues.” Treasurer Manison said.

All Territory community and not-for-profit groups, including sport and recreation, arts and multicultural groups are encouraged to apply for the $10 Million available funding.