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Putting Territorians first

2019-20 Northern Territory Government Priorities


What is this about?

From the red soil and hauntingly beautiful mountain ranges of the Central Australian desert to the tropical shores of the Arafura Sea in the North, the Northern Territory is home to almost 250 000 people and spans 1.421 million km².

Its relatively untouched landscape is part of its appeal, however its very remoteness presents challenges to government in the provision of services.

The Northern Territory Government manages more than 22 000 km of national highways, arterial and local roads, provides services and houses its population in urban, rural, remote and regional communities.

The following pages outline the Territory Government’s priorities for the people who call this ancient land home.

Number of people who call the Territory home:


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Investing in the bush

More than
kms of national highways, arterial and local roads
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Restoring trust

For Environment Protection Bill and Regulations
Community feedback received
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Generational change

Building Better Schools Program commencing 2017-18
for every NT school over four years
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Safer communities

Funding for
extra police officers
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Creating local jobs

Turbocharging tourism
over two years for Turbo 2