Coronavirus NT Stimulus Package 2020

Camphin Boston | March 2020

On 18 March 2020, the NT government announced a $65 million stimulus package aimed at business upgrades and home renovations to "keep shop doors open, keep cash flowing, and keep Territorians working". The components are as follows:

Home Improvement scheme: a $6,000 grant to homeowners for renovations if they spend $2,000 of their own money (or a $4,000 grant if they spend $1,000). $30 million
Freeze fees, charges and electricity prices until July 2021.  


Business Improvement Scheme:
  -  A $10,000 grant to eligible businesses.
  -  A further $10,000 if they spend $10,000 of             their own money on business upgrades                 including new equipment, new shop fit-outs       and permanent physical improvements to           land/buildings to improve efficiency and               attract customers.
   $20 million
Immediate Works Grants:
  -  Grants of up to $50,000 to non-for-profits                and community organisations for repairs              and renovations.
  -  Matching dollar for dollar up to $50,000 any          further money put into renovation works.
$5 million
Structural Adjustment Package:
  -  Funding to NT businesses in hospitality                  industry (e.g. cafes, restaurants, venues who        serve the public) to physically adjust venue          spaces to abide by the 100-person rule (i.e.          ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of            more than 100 people).
  -  For example: to establish or upgrade their             online presence to meet changes in public           consumption patterns.
$5 million
Tourism Industry:
  -  A new tourism marketing campaign to                   encourage Territorians to "get out and                   explore their own backyard".
Payroll tax exemption:
  -  Extending the payroll tax exemption for                  hiring Territory employees to 30 June 2021

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