Katherine locals amped about ramp

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Local freight companies and pastoralists in the Katherine region are using a public loading ramp after it was rebuilt in a project supported by the Northern Territory Government.

The flat-top loading ramp, near the Peter Flanagan Yards in Katherine, recently received an upgrade as part of community support the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade.

Pastoralists and local trucking companies, who frequently used the public loading ramp to load livestock, vehicles and heavy machinery, have been unable to use the important community asset for several months.

The executive director for Agriculture, Philip Hausler, said the department worked with the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) to rebuild the structure.

“It needed replacing for continued use by community stakeholders, including the pastoral and local trucking industry,” he said.

“We needed to support industry in Katherine at a time when they needed support.”

The project was jointly financed by the department and DIPL’s Transport and Civil Services team.

Truck using loading bay
Caption: Local industries have been making use of the new loading ramp in Katherine.

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