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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy



Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Tabled Paper 2156


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Barry Coulter


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Transport and Communications Due to the vast distances between the Territory and the majority o f Australias population and distribution centres, efficient transport links w ith sou thern S tates p lay a key ro le in supp ly ing a m a jo rity o f the T e rr i to ry s consumer goods and perishables and provide access for the Territorys interstate exports to so u th e rn m arke ts . S im ila rly , e ff ic ie n t communication links are essential to meet the needs o f business and to provide a range of services throughout the Territory. Transport Road, air and sea freight services provide transportation links for interstate, intrastate and overseas cargo movements. In addition, rail services, while limited, connect Alice Springs to Figure 14.1 Air Freight through Darwin International Airport Tonnes 6000 5000 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 1986/87 1987/88 1988/89 1989/90 1990/91 1991/92 1992/93 Source: Federal Airports Corporation Table 14.1 Transport, Storage and Communications Q ueensland % o f GDP 9.3 New South Wales 8.7 Western Australia 8.3 South Australia 7.9 Northern Territory 7.7 Tasm ania 7.6 Victoria 7.4 Australian Capital Territory 4.8 Australia 8.3 Source: ABS Cat. No. 5220.0, 1991/92

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