The Northern Territory Government has awarded 57 construction contracts valued at more than $31 million in total to local business in June.
More than 100 jobs were created by the contracts, which include construction of tourism entry statements in Tennant Creek, a design and construct project for Field two at TIO Stadium in Darwin and construction of a new jetty at Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine.
Contracts for remote housing projects across the Northern territory were also awarded, along with a new shade structure for the Bradshaw Primary School in Alice Springs.
There are currently 20 tenders out to market in the Northern Territory, valued at around $33 million. These are expected to create 15 local jobs.
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An estimated $205 million worth of tenders is currently being assess by the NT Government and is expected to support the creation of 500 additional jobs.
NT Chief Minister, Michael Gunner, said the government’s number one priority is to create and support local jobs while supporting local businesses.
“An investment in infrastructure and a steady pipeline of projects will continue to support industry and economic growth.
“Our infrastructure investment in June is supporting more than 100 local jobs and many local businesses.”