Money to protect Katherine from future floods has been approved by the Federal Government just days before the election.
Not only will the flood mitigation funds help to ensure Katherine is safe in the event of a flood, but it will help "transform the CBD into a modern and vibrant community and commercial hub".
The Federal ALP also promised $11 million in March to continue plans to prepare for future Katherine floods.
The additional $11 million will match the left over money in the kitty from the sale of the TIO in 2014 - to total $22 million - and was first announced last year in March.
CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, said the successful project will fund the construction of flood mitigation levies and a Katherine East Neighbourhood centre.
"It is critical to note that Labor will scrap funding to regional programs like the Regional Growth Fund and the Building Better Regions Fund if they are elected and much needed community projects will no longer be delivered under a Shorten Labor Government," Ms Price said.
"The CLP is delivering this project now to make sure it goes ahead.
"The Coalition is providing the $11 million and encourages the Northern Territory Government to not play games and to progress the contracts as soon as possible so the people of Katherine can feel safe knowing they are protected from flooding."
Ms Price said the project is expected to provide around 200 jobs in the area.
"The Country Liberals are investing in job-creating infrastructure projects for the Territory," she said.
Senate Candidate for the Country Liberals Samantha McMahon, said along with the levies the project included important associated infrastructure for Katherine East such as drainage, sewer pump station, water supply mains, a new power substation and poles.
"Two new main arterial roads will be built as part of this project. The first, High Street, will connect the new town centre to existing housing at Casuarina Street; and the second will connect Katherine East to the Stuart Highway," Ms McMahon said.
"This project will not only provide jobs but economic development with additional services and businesses for the new Katherine East precinct under consideration including a retail centre, tourist accommodation,, medical centre, aged care, childcare centres, and a special needs school."
The NT Government has proposed building levee banks from Auster Street to the Stuart Highway and along the east side of the Victoria Highway, but there were concerns from residents the mitigation measures were in the wrong place.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the $11 million for the Katherine Flood Mitigation and Headworks Project followed a highly competitive assessment process.
"This is great news for the Katherine region following a highly competitive assessment process that saw more than 300 applications being received from state, territory and local governments, businesses and not-for-profit organisations," Senator Scullion said.
"This represents a significant boost for the Northern Territory and particularly the Katherine region. Flooding has had a devastating effect on the town and people of Katherine through different flood events over the years and the CLP is making Katherine a safer community by helping flood proof this wonderful Territory town."
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