Clare Gardiner-Barnes - Department of Transport - Outlook for NT’s current and future transport and infrastructure projects

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Clare Gardiner-Barnes delivered the presentation at the 2014 Building the Territory Conference.

The inaugural Building the Territory Conference 2014 is an opportunity to meet with the project owners and leaders, to hear about the new opportunities and developments for the built environment in the Territory.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://bit.ly/BuildingtheNT2014

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Clare Gardiner-Barnes - Department of Transport - Outlook for NT’s current and future transport and infrastructure projects

  1. 1. Clare Gardiner-Barnes Chief Executive, Department of Transport 20 August 2014 www.transport.nt.gov.au/ Outlook for the Northern Territory’s current and future transport and infrastructure projects
  2. 2. The Territory…..
  3. 3. LARGE AREA 1.3 Million Km2 50% of Land Mass is Aboriginal Land POPULATION 230,000 Transport task is growing Traffic MixLARGE NETWORK 36,000 KM Majority of Roads Unsealed (76%) Climactic conditions Poor Road Safety Statistics Aging Network I Increasing User Expectations High Construction Costs CHALLENGES AND $sRoad Management Challenges
  4. 4. SETTING THE SCENERemote Locations
  5. 5. Climatic Challenges
  6. 6. Heavy Vehicles
  7. 7. Heavy Vehicles & Climatic Challenges
  8. 8. Innovative Mining Vehicle
  9. 9. Rail
  10. 10. August 2014 Transport Infrastructure is a key driver of economic development and has been specifically identified by the agricultural, resource, tourism and transport industries as requiring investment to improve industry performance and growth.
  11. 11. $0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 National Highways 13-14 National Highways 14-15 Territory Roads 13-14 Territory Roads 14-15 Total Roads 13- 14 Total Roads 14- 15 Millions Repairs and Maintenance Capital works Comparison of 2013-14 & 2014-15 Roads Programs
  12. 12. August 2014 Regional Infrastructure Study
  13. 13. August 2014 Regional Infrastructure Study Scope Detail • The Study will develop a thirty year Regional Infrastructure Plan • Identify and analyse drivers of the NT economy • Regional Infrastructure Audit and ‘gap analysis’ • Prioritise regional infrastructure projects based on greatest economic, social and environmental benefit (value for money) • Prepare Regional Infrastructure Project Plans suitable as application to funding programs • “Momentum” commenced the Study in February 2014 • First deliverable is due 31 May 2014 • Completion is expected in November 2014
  14. 14. August 2014 Economic Performance and Outlook – Northern Territory Economic Outlook – Predicated average economic growth rates 3.4% 3.2% 3.0% 2.9% 2.9% 2.8% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.7% 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% 2.5% 3.0% 3.5% 4.0% 2015-16 to 2019- 20 2020-21 to 2024- 25 2025-26 to 2029- 30 2030-31 to 2034- 35 2035-36 to 2039- 40 2040-41 to 2044- 45 5-yearaveragegrowth(%) Northern Territory Australia
  15. 15. August 2014 Economic Performance and Outlook – Northern Territory Economic Outlook – Predicated average unemployment rates 4.5% 4.3% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2% 4.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 0.0% 1.0% 2.0% 3.0% 4.0% 5.0% 6.0% 2015-16 to 2019-20 2020-21 to 2024-25 2025-26 to 2029-30 2030-31 to 2034-35 2035-36 to 2039-40 2040-41 to 2044-45 5-yearaverage(%) Northern Territory Australia
  16. 16. August 2014 • Increase horticulture production and exports • Increase livestock production and exports • Increase in fisheries production and exports • Expansion of mining operations and exports • Development of onshore gas industry • Increase tourism sector growth • Increase transport sector output and product Potential Opportunities
  17. 17. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations Potential loop road connecting existing road network in Ti Tree and Plenty area, including a linkage between Plenty and Sandover Highways
  18. 18. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • A link between Newhaven and Vaughan Springs Road
  19. 19. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • A connection between Tennant Creek and Lajamanu
  20. 20. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • A link between Numbulwar/Ngukurr and Central Arnhem Road
  21. 21. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • A link from Nathan River Road to Bing Bong Port
  22. 22. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • Keep River Crossing link from Ord River Stage 3 to Ord River Stage 2 in WA
  23. 23. August 2014 Intra Regional Considerations • A new direct link between Fleming Road in the Daly Douglas agricultural development zone and Beasley Road in the Edith Farms area near to Katherine.
  24. 24. August 2014 Output Employment  $3.7 billion (19.5% of NT)  61.4% growth from 2003-13  Contributed to 21.1% to total NT growth from 2003-13  4,400 workers (3.5% of NT)  97.5% growth from 2003-13  Contributed to 8.1% to total NT growth from 2003-13 Infrastructure Barriers • Tanami Road • Port of Darwin capacity & other port/ barge loading issues • Rail capacity • Road and power infrastructure • Pipeline infrastructure Industry Development Opportunities • Expansion of gold mining • Increase in iron ore exports • Development of an unconventional gas industry Industry Performance, Barriers and Opportunities - Mining and Energy
  25. 25. Northern Territory Integrated Transport Planning and Investment Roadmap Freight & Logistics Industry Strategy Road & Bridge Strategy Aviation Industry & Services Strategy Public Transport StrategyTaxi Industry Reform Strategy Motor Vehicle Registry Reform Maritime Industry Review Darwin Regional Transport Plan The Roadmap
  26. 26. Remote Bus Program
  27. 27. Questions and Feedback

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