The Coalition Government is investing a further $62 million to improve Northern Territory roads, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said today.
Senator Scullion said the Buntine Highway would become safer and more reliable through a $32 million upgrade to strengthen and widen priority sections of the highway.
The funding for this comes from the Government’s $600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme.
Senator Scullion said the Barkly Stock Route and Tablelands Highway would be upgraded with a $30 million investment under the Government’s Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme.
Of this, $10 million will go the Barkly Stock Route project to upgrade a section of the route that will reduce closures and restrictions, while also improving safety.
The remaining $20 million will go to a Tablelands Highway project to upgrade selected sections of the highway, making every trip safer and improving accessibility for local and regional commuters.
“Funding these major road improvements shows the Coalition Government is investing in vital infrastructure here in the Northern Territory and backs the future of the North,” Senator Scullion said.
The Coalition Government is investing up to $100 million in northern Australia under the Northern Australia Beef Roads Programme. The Northern Territory Government is contributing 20 per cent toward the projects.