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Northern territory Budget 2009

May 2009

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On Tuesday 5 May 2009, the Northern Territory’s Henderson Labor Government delivered its 2009-10 Budget.

Amid a worsening economic outlook, the Budget’s priorities were identified as protecting jobs and building the Territory.

The Budget’s centrepiece is an unprecedented $1.3billion investment in infrastructure, designed to support 2500 jobs across the Territory.

The Territory Government’s Budget initiatives, like the Commonwealth’s Nation Building and Jobs Program, are designed to stimulate the economy while investing in the infrastructure necessary for future growth.

Infrastructure

The extensive infrastructure program includes major roads and schools upgrades, as well as headworks for land release and new facilities. 

Jobs

As the economic downturn puts pressure on employment around the country, the Territory Government outlined a plan to create and save jobs.  Initiatives include:

Housing

Residential and Industrial Land

Health

Closing the Gap

The Henderson Government is committed to improving standards of living for the Territory’s Indigenous population.  In addition to projects listed elsewhere in the Budget, $63.5million was delivered as part of the five year $286million scheme. 

This funding is spread across education, health, community safety and employment programs to improve living standards for Indigenous Territorians, who make up over 30% of the Northern Territory population.

For a more in depth run down on initiatives announced by the Northern Territory Government, please visit http://www.budget.nt.gov.au/ or contact your Hawker Britton consultant.

 

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