An­other stim­u­lus pack­age

NT News - - BUSINESS -

RU­MOURS are swirling within the pub­lic ser­vice of yet an­other stim­u­lus pack­age be­ing re­leased by the Gun­ner Gov­ern­ment to off­set the lack of real work as we head into the end of the year and the Wet sea­son. Business Con­fi­den­tial is aware of mild panic set­ting in as the re­al­i­sa­tion all the talk of a $1.7 bil­lion cap­i­tal works bud­get is not trans­lat­ing out in to shovel ready projects. Ex­actly what the stim­u­lus pack­age will look like is any­one’s guess. But Brett Bro­gan who is the gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture, in­vest­ment and con­tract for the Depart­ment of In­fra­struc­ture Plan­ning and Lo­gis­tics told a Man­u­fac­tur­ers Coun­cil Buy Lo­cal fo­rum last week he was putting on “ex­ter­nal project man­age­ment teams” to help push ten­ders out the door. NT Business Re­view sug­gested a Home Im­prove­ment Scheme 2.0 a few weeks back — just say­ing.

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