The Northern Territory Treasurer say this year’s budget will focus on infrastructure, social welfare, health and housing.
The Government made its first pre-budget announcement for the year today, saying it would spend $3 million to upgrade Vanderlin Drive in Darwin.
Treasurer Delia Lawrie says she will highlight how the Government plans to get out of deficit when she delivers the budget next month.
But she says a cut in GST revenue is making the recovery harder.
“There are certainly impacts in terms of our reduced GST relativity that is making it more difficult in terms of the step-out,” she said.
“But we’ll still be climbing back into health in the forward years.
“It’s tougher without a doubt because of a reduction in the GST.”