Labor has pledged $220 million for Kakadu if it wins government with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten set to travel to the NT on Sunday night.
Labor’s plan includes $100 million to upgrade four key access roads, $45 million for urgent asbestos work in Jabiru and $25 million for a new visitor centre in the town.
Both packages aim to arrest a decline in tourist numbers, which have fallen from 300,000 a year in the late 1980s to about 185,000.
“We want Kakadu to be at the top of the list for Australian and international visitors – and Labor will help make that happen,” Mr Shorten said in a statement.
The park and town support a significant portion of the 1600 jobs and $103 million the Kakadu Arnhem region brings to the NT economy.