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Open speed limits to remain and be extended

Posted: 3 September 2015

Open speed limit zones will remain and be extended by a further 60 kilometres to allow one continuous open speed limit zone (excluding past road houses and through communities) on the Stuart Highway from north of Alice Springs to the Ali Curung rail overpass.

Statistics show that since the trial began in February 2014 there has been a lower number of accidents in the trial sections and 130km/h zones compared to the five year average.

Driver safety has always been paramount during the trial and the sections of the Stuart Highway selected were chosen because they represented the least risk and lowest crash statistics.

The survey results indicate most drivers are driving to the conditions and believe the upgrades have improved the safety of the road.

The Northern Territory Government spent $4.4 million on the initial trial for a 204 kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, and on a further 72 kilometre stretch from Barrow Creek when the trial was extended. The Northern Territory Government is now investing $2.5 million dollars to upgrade the remaining 60 kilometre section between the two existing trial sections of the Stuart Highway.

The upgrade works are expected to start this month and include clearing trees away from the edge of the highway, widening curves, upgrading the guard rails at Barrow Creek bridge, stock fencing, and improving line marking, reflectors and signage.

Mindil Beach visitors urged to share their photos with #NTAustralia

Posted: 28 August 2015

Giant helium balloons will promote the famous Mindil Beach Markets and encourage locals and visitors to become ambassadors for Northern Territory tourism on social media as part of a two-week Tourism NT campaign.

Visitors to the Mindil Beach Markets are urged to use Tourism NT’s official hashtag - #NTAustralia on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The best photos will be shared across Tourism NT’s social media accounts. It is hoped this new promotion will encourage locals and visitors to use the hashtag more regularly while on the ground experiencing the Northern Territory.

The new promotion comes on the back of the new It’s About Time…Do The NT campaign, which is running across the country to encourage Australians to book a holiday to the Northern Territory before it’s too late.

The #NTAustralia display will be at the Darwin High School end of the Mindil Beach Markets from 5-7pm until Thursday 10 September.

On Track - Delivering for Territorians

Posted: 24 August 2015

The Northern Territory Government has a plan to grow the Territory's future.

The plan is getting results, and it's also creating opportunities to deliver more jobs, better services and improving our unique way of life. The plan is focused on delivering in four areas:

  • A prosperous economy
  • A strong society
  • A confident culture
  • A balanced environment.

Find out more about the Government’s plan to grow the Territory’s future ontrack.nt.gov.au.