"It will provide local jobs and more importantly local procurement"

Katie Woolf spoke with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

The Federal Government will deliver a $1.8 billion boost for road and community projects through local governments across Australia. The package of support will help local councils support jobs and businesses by delivering priority projects focused on infrastructure upgrades and maintenance.

When asked how the NT would benefit, Deputy Primie Minister Michael McCormack explained "It will provide local jobs and more importantly local procurement".

The other topics they covered:

Gas - The Australian Financial review this week has floated the idea of a $6 billion trans-Australia pipeline linking large gas fields off Western Australia to the east coast.  The idea has a new lease of life under the Neville Power-led National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission, with the aim of reviving gas-based manufacturing despite serious doubts about its economics. 

NT location for Fuel Storage - Yesterday both Labor’s Member for Solomon Luke Gosling and CLP Senator Sam McMahon spoke about the potential for fuel storage facility here in the NT, following the announcement a few weeks ago that Australia would spend $94m to begin building up a stockpile of crude oil – but will initially store the fuel in the United States.

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