Tennant Creek infrastructure revamp

The Northern Territory Government has announced that it will soon be opening tenders for a $1.45 million project to revamp Tennant Creek’s town centre.

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, Eva Lawler, said the Northern Territory Government is improving infrastructure and amenities in regional centres to ensure they are safe, vibrant and sustainable places.

“This investment in Tennant Creek will provide an engaging community space for residents and visitors, while creating local jobs,” Ms Lawler said.

“It will improve lighting and pedestrian safety and enhance shopfronts on the main street to make Tennant Creek a more attractive place to work, live and visit.”

This investment follows Health Minister Natasha Fyles’ announcement of $5 million to construct a residential rehabilitation facility and the tender awarded for a new $6.3 million Early Childhood Centre in Tennant Creek.

Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy, said the Territory Labor Government is creating jobs and developing the Barkly region as a great place to stay, live and invest.

“These projects contribute greatly to the local economy by providing employment and training opportunities for local residents, the construction industry and other local businesses,” Mr McCarthy said.

“Creating a pipeline of works for the community means job opportunities for Territorians, including our Aboriginal Territorians who comprise a large part of our local workforce.”

Ms Lawler said the Capital Grants Program was delivering job creating projects right across the Territory.

“Local jobs and vibrant communities are top priorities for the Territory Labor Government,” Ms Lawler said.

Tenders for the $1.45 million Barkly Streetscape project are expected to open in the coming months. To apply, go to https://tendersonline.nt.gov.au/Tender/List/#!/Current

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