Local government in the Northern Territory manages 15,241 km of the local roads network and LGANT manages 2,117 km of road network. However, with the continued rapid growth and expansion of the Territory, these numbers are set to continuously increase.

NT Road Lengths

The provision of adequate road infrastructure is critical to the economic and social well-being of communities, particularly in remote areas.

Roads are an integral aspect of society functioning effectively as they provide:

  • access to communities
  • links to other communities
  • movement of freight, especially essential goods and services
  • access to government and medical services
  • the conduit for employment and business development in communities.

LGANT is  involved in the  management of road projects throughout the Northern Territory.  Click here for a list of all of the roads which are LGANT’s responsibility to manage, control and maintain.

This list includes nominated distances, geographical location of communities, Slap Map ID number and other names for the communities and may be of great benefit to those who work or intend to work within these areas.


Roads to Recovery (R2R) Program

LGANT  works with the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) to lobby the Federal Government to ensure that roads funding such as the Roads to Recovery Program continues to provide benefits to local government in the NT.

From 2014-15 to 2018-19 the Federal Government will provide $3.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, to be distributed to Australia’s local councils, state and territory governments responsible for local roads in the unincorporated areas (where there are no councils) and the Indian Ocean Territories.

Below is the allocation of funding, which includes the funding for two years from the fuel excise charge, to Northern Territory local governments.

Funding Recipients Roads to Recovery Grant
Alice Springs Town Council $2,985,720
Barkly Regional Council $848,473
Belyuen Community Government Council $103,721
Central Desert Regional Council $2,689,539
Coomalie Community Government Council $1,269,500
City of Darwin $5,722,913
East Arnhem Regional Council $3,659,660
Katherine Town Council $1,972,214
Litchfield Council $7,929,143
MacDonnell Regional Council $3,099,831
City of Palmerston $2,468,376
Roper Gulf Regional Council $2,506,383
Tiwi Islands Regional Council $3,039,920
LGANT $4,426,513
Victoria Daly Regional Council $2,667,416
Wagait Shire Council $173,620
West Arnhem Regional Council $3,691,594
West Daly Regional Council $2,095,464

For more information on the R2R Program, click here