A $13.5m food storage and warehouse facility will be built in Alice Springs to services more than 100 local community stores.
Agriculture and Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud said the project will improve food security for remote and regional Indigenous communities across Central Australia.
Mr. Littleproud said a thirteen and a half million dollar loan to the Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation will help them build a state-of-the-art refrigeration facility and improve the existing warehouse to meet future demands around food distribution.”
Former Deputy Mayor and CLP Senate Candidate Jacinta Price stated that the location of this new facility in Alice Springs will mean fresh food and essential goods will be closer to the communities that need them, at an affordable price. This comes as some refreshing news as historically prices out in remote communities have been as much as double that of town.
Minister Littleproud says the project which will take 12 months to complete, will support 60 new jobs during construction and 20 roles during operations.
“This investment is part of the government’s $5bn loan facility for infrastructure projects across Northern Australia and takes the total amount committed by THE Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to $3.1bn.”