• $4.8 million for Darwin International Airport Freight and Education Hub under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund
• Project will create 60 jobs during construction and hundreds more direct and indirect jobs in the region
• 136 projects will be funded under the Infrastructure Projects stream, with the Coalition Government investing over $200 million

Trade and freight opportunities for the Northern Territory is set to get a massive boost with $4.8 million for a Freight and Training Hub at Darwin International Airport under the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream.

Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Solomon, Kathy Ganley, said the Darwin International Airport Freight and Training Hub project was a significant investment in building a stronger economy and driving jobs for the long term in the Territory.

The project will include the construction of an on-airport cold storage facility, a vapor heat treatment, and upgrades to airside apron and taxiway to accommodate larger aircraft’s and a training/education facility to create opportunities for students to learn about export, freight and logistics for the primary industry sector.

The Export Council of Australia is the peak advocacy and industry development organisation in Australia focusing on export development and the maximisation of international trade benefits.

The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investments stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create some 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.