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Tiger Brennan Drive final plans released

Media Release

WT047/2014

29 March 2014

Joint release with:

Adam Giles

Chief Minister

Natasha Griggs

Member for Solomon

Palmerston residents will today get their first glimpse of plans for the final phase of the Tiger Brennan Drive duplication.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the concept design plans showed what the duplication would look like when completed.

“The Australian Government is investing $70 million in this vital piece of infrastructure, in partnership with the Territory Government which is contributing $33 million,” Mr Truss said.

“It is part of the Australian Government's focus on infrastructure, including roads that will improve safety and travel times.”

Member for Solomon Natasha Griggs said Palmerston and rural residents had been eagerly waiting to see the final section of the Tiger Brennan Drive duplication.

“The project will ease congestion, reduce travel times and make travel safer for residents of this growing part of the Top End,” Ms Griggs said.

“Progress with this project is evidence of both governments' commitment to building the Territory road network.”

Chief Minister Adam Giles said the Territory Government had fast tracked the $103 million project.

“The first contracts for this final section of Tiger Brennan Drive between Woolner Road and Berrimah Road will be announced in May and work will begin in August,” Mr Giles said.

“The upgrade of the first section of Tiger Brennan Drive between Dinah Beach Road and Woolner Road is being carried out by local company Ostojic Group and is set to be completed by June.”

More than 50 jobs will be created over the course of the project.

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