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Ex-MP says proposed Darwin abattoir isn't a vote-winner
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »
A former Northern Territory politician says an abattoir near Darwin may not get funded because it's not a vote winner.

The Australian Agricultural Company is seeking $35 million worth of investment in infrastructure such as roads and the port to commit to the $80 million project.

However, former Labor MLA Ken Parish says the meatworks is unlikely to be a funding priority ahead of the Territory election this August.

"The Territory Government only last week announced an increase in funding, I think, for Royal Darwin Hospital of about $20 million," he said.

"Now, that's more likely one would suspect to be a vote winner, than anteing up for a road for AAco to build an abattoir down at Livingstone or somewhere."

By Liz Trevaskis

Tuesday, 17/04/2012