Alice Solar City
The Labor Government has recognised the potential for Australia to be leading the nation in the development and use of solar technology, and because of this has devoted $21 million in funding for the Alice Solar City project, with investment from the consortium including Alice Springs Town Council and the Northern Territory Government bringing the total investment to $37 million.
Some projects included in the project are:
- $1.1 million in Federal funds for the solar power plant at Alice Springs Airport
- $1.5 million towards the solar panels at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Alice Springs
- $3.3 million for the Ilparpa Solar Power Station, 50% of the cost of the project
Apart from generating jobs and investment in the Centre, these initiatives are part of the Labor Government's commitment to helping Australian businesses and households lower their carbon emissions and power bills through the use of renewable energy.
For more information about the Alice Solar City program, please click here.
Protecting and promoting the Territory's natural heritage
The people of Lingiari are lucky to be living in country so rich in natural heritage. It's what makes our region such a popular destination for tourists from within Australia and overseas, and it's important to protect the environment along with the jobs that depend upon it. Warren Snowdon and Labor recognise the value of these natural resources and are committed to protecting the sites of natural heritage which people from all over the world come to see.
The Labor Government has invested:
- $21 million for a new Sunrise Viewing Area at Uluru, the largest ever public infrastructure investment in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- $473,000 for walking tracks in Kakadu National Park
- $227,500 for paths at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Engaging Aboriginal communities
The Federal Government's Working on Country program engages Aboriginal communities in managing the land on which they live. With various initiatives which both promote employment and good environmental custodianship in line with traditional culture, the government is recognising the contribution that can be made by Aboriginal people in Lingiari. Some of these programs include:
- Over $2 million for Bawininga Aboriginal Corporation to fund their Indigenous rangers' program
- Over $2.5 million for the Central Land Council to fund the Tjuwanpa Rangers based at Hermannsburg (Ntaria) and the Muru-Warinyi Ankkul Rangers at Tennant Creek
- Over $1.4 million for the Yirralka Rangers caring for the Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area
For full details of the Working on Country Program, please click here.