Why is the government spending so much money in Jabiru

The expiry of the headlease over Jabiru co-incides with the closure of the Ranger mine, the requirement to rehabilitate the mine infrastructure and a broader need to re-invigorate Kakadu National Park.

Both the Territory government and the Commonwealth government have recognised that this is a pivotal moment for the future of both the town and the Park and that this is the right time to make a significant investment decision for the long term future. Based on the Jabiru Business Case by the Stafford Strategy Consultancy Group it is expected that key strategic investment will create up to 1700 new job opportunities and contribute $1.02b in total economic output to the Northern Territory economy over the next ten years.

Last updated: 11 June 2019

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