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Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

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Title

Budget Paper 1994-95 No.6 Northern Territory Economy

Other title

Tabled Paper 2156

Collection

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

Date

1994-05-12

Description

Tabled by Barry Coulter

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/292876

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/398240

Page content

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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