Northern Territory

Creating jobs and delivering an election commitment

A key Territory election commitment has supported more than 800 local construction jobs in the past two years while delivering infrastructure projects in NT schools.

The economy stimulating Building Better Schools program will deliver $300,000 to each of the NT’s government, Catholic and independent schools to spend on the infrastructure project of their choice throughout the Territory Government’s four year term.

In the first two rounds of the program, 107 of the Territory’s 190 eligible schools have either completed projects or have them underway, meaning the initiative has passed the halfway mark.

Expressions of interest have closed for the third round of the Building Better Schools program, which will see a further 48 schools receive $300,00 for works in the 2019/20 financial year.

Nightcliff Primary School used their BBS funding to construct an outdoor learning area, while in the Territory’s far south west, Nyangatjatjara School chose to install solar panels, to save on electricity costs and utilise their natural environment.

Other infrastructure projects chosen by schools in the first two rounds include classroom and learning area upgrades, shade structures, playgrounds and student bathroom upgrades, to name just a few.

Source: NT Government