Budget 2016-17 released

Health, education and infrastructure have received more than $4 billion in Budget 2016-17 released by the Northern Territory Government.

A total of $1.7 billion has been allocated to infrastructure with $589.6 million to be invested in transport projects.

This includes $16 million over two years towards works on the Arnhem Link Road.

Health services across NT receive $1.52 billion, including $43 million for ambulance services and $8.3 million for new cardiothoracic and neurosurgical services at the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH).

Education investment will total more than $1 billion and includes $109.8 million of infrastructure funding to build new schools and refurbish existing facilities.

Homeowners and local tradespeople can benefit from the new $20 million Home Improvement Scheme offering vouchers of up to $2000 towards renovation costs.

Budget 2016 delivers $768 million to community safety to reduce crime, support police and emergency services.

Go to the Budget 2016-17 website for more information.

Budget 2016-17 highlights:

  • $1.7 billion towards infrastructure
  • $970 million towards education
  • $1.52 billion for health services across the NT
  • $768 million for Community Safety
  • $99.7 million for training and apprentice support
  • $554 million to improve and build roads
  • $350 million over three years for housing in remote communities
  • $62.2 million to upgrade parks and sporting facilities.