Pls, bnsb and other logistics services companies are in the midst of rolling out jobs for their workforce as part of the rollout of the Abbott government’s new $3 billion infrastructure package.
Key points: The government announced today it will build a $3.3 billion railway network that will link Darwin and Alice SpringsThe prime minister says the plan will help to improve Australia’s infrastructure, attract more foreign investment and attract skilled workers to the countryKey points:”There will be a significant increase in the number of workers that will be involved in the construction of the rail network”The Government will provide funding to the Federal Government and private sector for the construction, operation and maintenance of the new network.
It is expected to begin in 2019 and be completed by 2023.
The Government announced the project as part the Abbott Government’s infrastructure package and will bring jobs to the southern tip of the state.
The Government says it is investing $3 million into the project to “rebuild the Northern Territory rail network”.
It said it will also provide $1.8 billion to the Northern Cross Rail Project to improve freight rail links in Darwin.
“The Northern Cross project is designed to ensure the viability of the Northern Corridor rail link in the Northern Hunter region,” Mr Abbott said.
“By connecting the Northern River to the Hunter River, the Northern Gateway project will reduce traffic congestion on the Hunter and provide the Northern Rail with additional capacity and flexibility to operate efficiently.”
“By opening up the Northern Riverside to new development, it will allow the Northern Peninsula to be connected to the rest of the country and create more jobs.”
“The Hunter River is the busiest in the country, but it’s also the busiest river in Australia.
It’s also a critical link in a number of regional economic opportunities.”
The announcement is a boost for the new Prime Minister, with a strong support from business groups.
Abbott has been a staunch critic of the current Northern Territory Government.
Under his leadership, the Territory’s transport authority has made significant investments to improve the northern line of the northern rail network, particularly the northern section between Alice Springs and Alice River.
On Thursday, Mr Abbott unveiled a $1 billion rail investment plan that would see the Northern Railway built from the Southern Cross to the Alice River, bypassing the Alice Hills and opening up other parts of the line to development.
It will also include $600 million in funding for the Northern Bridge project.
Mr Abbott said the project would provide more jobs to Darwin’s growing population.
“As the economy continues to grow and attract more overseas investment, we need to create more good jobs in Darwin and to do that we need a strong and robust Northern Gateway,” he said.
“Our job is to grow the Northern Frontier as quickly as possible, but we must also ensure that our jobs are created here in Australia.”
Mr Abbott announced the Northern rail project is the most significant infrastructure project of the past decade.
In addition to the $3bn investment plan, the Government will also offer up to $1bn in funding to help the Northern Government build new rail links between Darwin and the Southern Ocean, such as a new rail link between Alice River and the Alice Springs to create the Northern Crossing.
Mr Abbott has also committed to build two new rail bridges from Alice Springs into Alice Springs, opening up another 1,000 kilometres of railway.
“It will be an incredibly important link in helping to develop the Northern frontier and provide jobs in the region,” he added.
Opposition leader Bill Shorten said the new investment in infrastructure was a positive step in the direction of a more sustainable future for Australia.
“[Mr Abbott] has made it clear that he’s going to build a network of bridges and roads to help build a stronger future for the nation and he’s doing it on the back of a $5 billion budget.”
This is a positive sign, but the government is just about the only thing that is really doing anything to help out this country.
This is just a continuation of the failed strategy that was put in place under Labor.
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