Undergrounding Power at Territory Schools

The Territory Labor Government is ensuring a safe and reliable power network for all Territorians.

Work is now complete on the undergrounding power projects at Larrakeyah Primary and Jingili Primary School – and work at Moil Primary School will be complete next week.

Following the devastation of Cyclone Marcus in 2018, the Territory Labor Government announced it would recommence the program after it was scrapped by the disastrous CLP government.

Schools are the first to receive the undergrounding, with work now complete at six out of the nine schools.

The last three schools to receive work are Stuart Park Primary, Parap Primary and St Johns College with construction commencing from July.

As noted by Treasurer Nicole Manison:

“The Territory Labor Government is delivering a safe, reliable power network for Territorians. This is in stark contrast to the CLP who scrapped the undergrounding power program and hiked power prices by 30%.

“The rollout of this program has helped support Territory jobs and build a more stable and reliant power network across Darwin.”

As noted by Local Member for Port Darwin Paul Kirby:

“Cyclone Marcus caused significant damage to power supply through our suburbs – including Larrakeyah Primary School who lost power during the event.”

“Undergrounding power will help keep schools connected during severe weather events, enabling them to remain open and provide safe environments for children while recovery efforts take place.”

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