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Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory


11 Works and Housing

In an area as large as the Northern Territory construction activities were always difficult. The vast distances meant that transportation costs for materials were high, the wet season in the Top End meant that activity in that region could only take place in certain months of the year, and disputes between government agencies, particularly those involving the Department of Works, regularly led to delays and cost overruns.


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Chapter 11
Works and Housing