Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, visited the town of Jabiru on Sunday to announce the Coalition’s $216m package. The government’s plan includes $70m for road upgrades and up to $111m to improve tourism infrastructure.

“As a government we are committed to our stewardship responsibilities to this unique national treasure and supporting the thousands of Australians whose livelihoods and communities depend on it,” Morrison said.

The park and town support a significant portion of the 1,600 jobs and $103m the Kakadu Arnhem region brings to the NT economy.