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Budget Paper No.2 Fiscal and Economic Outlook 2008-2009



Budget Paper No.2 Fiscal and Economic Outlook 2008-2009

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83 In Alice Springs, a $41.7 million power station (including transmission lines) is expected to commence construction at Brewer Estate by the end of 2008. Construction continues at the Darwin Waterfront, with the addition of residential apartments, retail outlets and a hotel. The construction of a $33 million backpacker resort in Alice Springs will begin in 2008-09. A new $50 million shopping centre is being planned for Bakewell, Palmerston. The centre will incorporate a Woolworths supermarket and Big W store, and will be constructed in 2008-09, pending development approval. Northern Territory Airports is planning to build a $100 million home and lifestyle centre at the airports business park in Darwin. Over the next four years, the Commonwealth and Territory governments have committed to a jointly funded major program for Indigenous housing in Territory communities. The Strategic Indigenous Housing and Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) has an anticipated total value of $647 million, with $547 million provided by the Commonwealth and $100 million by the Territory Government. Jetstar is examining plans to develop a hub in Darwin, which would require further infrastructure development at Darwin International Airport, and could result in up to 300 ongoing additional jobs.

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