Northern Territory Government
The Northern Territory Government will provide $135.5 million funding to secure the future of Jabiru. This funding will be over the next four financial years and will be used to:
- invest in thorough consultation and detailed implementation planning
- invest in new town infrastructure, which may include a Government Business Centre, retail centre upgraded health clinic and education precinct developments
- take ongoing responsibility for town municipal and essential infrastructure and services including electricity, water, sewerage, waste disposal and planning
- work with Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC) to support the growth of educational resources within the township
- work with GAC to support the operation of Jabiru Kabolkmakmen
- contribute towards a Bininj Resource and Development Centre, to boost the capacity of the traditional owners of Kakadu National Park to unlock the economic potential of indigenous cultural knowledge and to actively protect the World Heritage listed living culture for which Kakadu National Park is globally valued.
- secure future air access for Jabiru.
This funding commitment builds on the NT Government’s previous commitment to:
- support the Mirarr in pursuing their vision for the sustainable future of Jabiru
- go to market to seek a power provider
- guarantee funding for education, health, police, fire and emergency services at current levels until at least 30 June 2023.
In January 2019, the Commonwealth Government committed $216 million of funding to support Jabiru and Kakadu National Park. This announcement included $35 million towards remediation efforts within Jabiru and up to $60 million for a world heritage and visitor centre in Jabiru.