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Creating Jobs: Bushfires NT Headquarters Construction Tender Awarded

The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs with the contract to construct the new Bushfires NT Headquarters at the Hughes Airstrip in Acacia Hills recently awarded.

Investing in Our Children: Territory Labor Boosts NT Teacher Numbers by 138 in Three Years

The Territory Labor Government has delivered 138 extra teachers to schools in three years, thanks to its reinvestment in education and in Territory children.

Demons take on the Eagles this weekend in the Red Centre

The Melbourne Demons are back in Alice Springs this weekend as part of the Territory Government’s $1.7 million per annum five-year partnership agreement with AFL.

Generational Change: $6 million Upgrade to Alice Springs Crisis Accommodation Complete

Women and children seeking refuge from family violence in Central Australia will soon be able to move into brand new crisis accommodation, thanks to a $6 million grant from the Territory Labor Government.

Creating Jobs: Improvements to the Northern Territory’s Successful Container Deposit Scheme

The Territory Labor Government has considered the recommendations from an independent review into the Northern Territory’s successful Container Deposit Scheme late last year.

Creating Jobs: June Infrastructure Update

The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs for Territorians.

Turbocharging Territory Business Events - Long-Term Business Events Strategy Released

The Territory Labor Government has released its first Long-term Business Events Strategy. The Strategy, which will guide the growth of the NT business events sector for the next 10 years and beyond, is part of Turbocharging Tourism.

Creating Safer Communities: Establishment of an Aboriginal-Led Youth Outreach Service

The Territory Labor Government is breaking the cycle of crime and anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs to keep streets safer and help young people get their lives back on track.

Turbocharged investment to support Alice Springs motorsports

The Territory Labor Government is creating jobs and supporting local businesses by investing more than $1.5 million in one of Australia’s major motoring events through its Turbocharging Tourism strategy.

Easier access to event funding in the Territory

The Territory Labor Government continues to build a sustainable events industry in the Territory helping to create new and develop existing events to engage the local community, attract visitors and showcase the Northern Territory.

2019 Waterfowl Hunting Season

The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Eva Lawler, today announced the 2019 Waterfowl hunting season dates and conditions.

A gift of wellbeing to Palmerston Regional Hospital

A Larrakia-inspired garden at Palmerston Regional Hospital, funded by the Ichthys LNG construction workforce as a gift to the community, has been officially opened by INPEX General Manager Northern Territory, Roland Houareau, and the Health Minister Natasha Fyles.

Investing in Alice Springs Hospital: New Multi-storey Carpark and 70 Unit Nurses Accommodation

The Territory Labor Government today announced it will build a multi-storey carpark at Alice Springs Hospital.

Investing in Territory Infrastructure to Lead Talks with Federal Treasurer

Treasurer Nicole Manison will today travel to Melbourne to meet with Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenburg, their first meeting since the Federal election earlier this year.

Creating Jobs: Tender for the First Stage of Works to Richardson Park Released.

The Territory Labor Government has released a tender for the first stage of works on Richardson Park, which will rejuvenate the space and make it more attractive for the community to enjoy.

Keep River Road Contract Awarded Creating Local Jobs

The tender to upgrade Keep River Road has been awarded to local company Exact Contracting Pty Ltd for $58 million.

Chief Minister leads Delegation to Timor-Leste

The Territory Labor Government will be travelling to Timor-Leste today to attend the Bi-Lateral meeting where a new three year Strategic Partnership Agreement will be signed.

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Celebrating NAIDOC Week and Working Towards Treaty in the NT

Treaty is at the heart of this year’s NAIDOC Week celebrations – a timely theme for the Northern Territory, where the first ever Treaty Commissioner has recently been appointed.

Research funding of $1.19 million to evaluate alcohol harm reduction measures

The Territory Labor Government is delivering safer communities and creating a better future for our children with the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Action Plan.

Investing in Arts Programs = Investing in Jobs

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced funding of $300,000 to support 10 artists and arts organisations through the Strategic Arts Program.

New $12 million Darwin Turf Club Multi-purpose Stand

The Territory Labor Government is providing Darwin Turf Club with a $12 million grant to build a multi-purpose stand, which will see the creation of around 70 local jobs during construction and boost the international tourism appeal of the Darwin Cup Carnival.

New Series ‘Fishing the Wild: Northern Territory’ Puts the Territory on Display

A stunning new 15-episode online series is set to showcase extraordinary Territory landscapes and experiences to a global audience.

New Series ‘Fishing the Wild: Northern Territory’ Puts the Territory on Display

A stunning new 15-episode online series is set to showcase extraordinary Territory landscapes and experiences to a global audience.

Investing in our Kids. Investing in our Future: 30 Territory Students Receive University Scholarships

The Territory Labor Government is investing to keep university students in the NT, with the latest round of Higher Education Scholarships for year 12 leavers.

Tender Awarded to Construct a New Jetty at Nitmiluk National Park

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in key tourism assets with the new Nitmiluk National Park gorge jetty $1.9 million construction contract awarded to Advance Civil Engineering Pty Ltd.

Job Creating Motor Sports House – 70% Complete

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in motor sports in the Territory with construction of Motor Sports House at Hidden Valley almost 70 per cent complete.

Design Tender Award for Alice Springs CBD Revitalisation

The Territory Labor Government is creating local jobs with the award of the design tender for the first phase of the $15 million Alice Springs CBD Revitalisation project.

Canberra must invest in the Territory’s Ship Lift

Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe had a clear message for the Federal Government, that to create jobs and keep growing the economy, they must invest in key infrastructure.

Restoring Trust: 2019/20 Environment Grants Now Open

The Territory Labor Government is protecting the Northern Territory’s unique environment, with the latest round of Environment Grants now open for applicants.

Undergrounding Power Recommences

The undergrounding power rollout has recommenced this week with work starting at Wagaman Primary School.

Rapid Creek Storm water Detention Basin Complete – 280 Local Jobs Created

The Territory Labor Government has completed the $10 million construction of a stormwater detention basin and associated drainage, which will reduce the risk and impact of flood events in Rapid Creek.

Supporting the Territory Screen Industry – Inaugural Generate Enterprise Grants and Round 3 Screen Territory Grants

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced six local Screen Industry business and practitioners will share $480 000 through the Territory Governments new Generate Enterprise Grants.

Miwatj looking after the Health of North East Arnhem Land

Local Decision Making has been put into the hands of an Aboriginal-controlled health service in North East Arnhem Land.

Boosting Small Business Support. Creating Local Jobs

The Territory Labor Government is continuing to support small businesses, and from today slashing the payment terms of its invoices under $1 million.

Investment Territory – Creating Jobs through Private Sector Investment

A new Investment Territory team that will lead a whole-of-government charge in attracting and securing private investment in the Territory will begin operations on Monday.

Full transition to NDIS in the Northern Territory

From 1 July 2019, the Northern Territory will have completed transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ensuring that all Territorians no matter where they live are able to access high quality disability services.

Preserving and Sharing the Territory’s Cultural Heritage

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss today announced funding of $285,000 to support nine projects through the NT Government’s 2018-19 Regional Museums Grant Support Program, including five projects from Central Australia.

Heritage listing for Old Darwin Primary School will not go ahead

In accordance with sections 35 and 94 of the Heritage Act 2011, the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss has decided not to formally declare the Old Darwin Primary School as a heritage place.

Northern Territory Opposes Blanket Mobile Phone Classroom Ban

The Northern Territory joined all other states and territories, except Victoria, in opposing a blanket ban on mobile phones in classrooms at yesterday’s COAG Education Council meeting.

Creating Safer Communities: Commencement of Youth Engagement Night Officers

The Territory Labor Government is breaking the cycle of crime and anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs through a comprehensive plan, which includes the commencement of seven Youth Engagement Night Officers (YENOs).

Creating Jobs and Supporting Communities - Tennant Creek Speedway Contract Awarded

Local Territory company AsBuild (NT) Pty Ltd, has been awarded the contract to replace the track safety fence at Tennant Creek Speedway.

Creating Jobs: John Stokes Square Demolition Underway

The redevelopment of John Stokes, an important revitalisation project for the Nightcliff area has reached another milestone, with works currently underway. Local company NTEX was awarded the $1.1 million demolition contract, clearing the area for construction to begin, which will create a more attractive, rejuvenated space for the community.

Territory Schools Charged Up as $5 million Rooftop Solar Program Begins to Roll Out

The Territory Labor Government’s $5 million Rooftop Solar in Schools election commitment has started to roll out, with tenders awarded for installation at five schools.

Creating Safer Communities: Palmerston Youth Action Plan Released

The Territory Labor Government is creating a safer Territory by working with communities to develop local solutions to local issues. The Palmerston Youth Action Plan is the result of six months of discussions with young people in Palmerston who have identified their priorities and key areas for improvement.

NRL STARS Touch Down in the Territory for Round 15

Tickets are selling fast for Saturday night’s Round 15 clash between the Parramatta Eels and the Canberra Raiders.

TURBO2 VEEP Grants: Supporting Business and Creating Jobs

Tourism businesses will benefit from a new round of the Territory Labor Government’s Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP), with a further $3 million available in grant funding under the second Turbocharging Tourism stimulus.

Creating Safer Communities: Release of the July School Holiday Program

The Territory Labor Government has invested in over 400 activities for children, young people and families throughout the Territory in the upcoming school holidays (1-19 July).

NT Government Backup Data Centre Contract Awarded

Local Territory business Area9 has been awarded the contract to provide the NT Government's first-ever backup data centre for the next 10 years.

Completed Audit of Parolees and Community Based Offenders on Electronic Monitoring

An Audit of parolees and electronic monitoring has made eight recommendations for improvements.

Investing in the Bush: Remote Aboriginal Governance Grants Awarded

Grants of up to $50,000 have been awarded to 14 remote Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, as part of the Territory Labor Government’s Local Decision Making Agenda.