City Deal to be finalised before end of year
The Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher is in Darwin today to discuss the long awaited 'City Deal' responsible for revitalising the Top End and CBD.
The Minister says the deal sees all three levels of government working together and hopes it will be finalised by the end of this year.
"This is where three levels of government come together to agree on objectives. This is about setting mutually agreed directions that we can be pursuing collectively for five or ten years. So it is important that we agree what goes into the city deal and what the initiatives are going to be for each level of government to commit to. We are discussing tourism, the relocation of the CDU campus and I want to hear from the community leaders to hear what they feel should be considered. I hope that we will be in a position to be announcing this certainly by the end of this year," The Minister said.