Roadhouse to Recovery Grant

Daly Waters Pub

Round 3 now open 

The Northern Territory Government is providing $2 million of grant funding for the third round of the Territory Small Business Roadhouse to Recovery Grant. The program is aimed at improving the visitor experience at our more remote, drive focused businesses as we continue to grow our tourism drive market.

The Northern Territory Government will contribute $1 for every $1 of the total project value up to $150,000.

Priority will be given to:

  • projects that demonstrate the greatest need for visitor enhancement, focusing on ablution facilities and family amenities as supported by evidence
  • projects that support accessibility
  • businesses that did not receive funding in both round 1 and 2.  

Dates for Round 3

Indicative Dates  
Closing date for applications 4pm 18 July 2022
Consideration of projects July 2022
Notification of successful projects August 2022
First payment on receipt of signed funding agreement
Second/final payment  on acquittal
Final date for projects to be completed 31 March 2023

Applications will only be accepted via GrantsNT.To register visit grantsnt.nt.gov.au

It is recommended that prior to submitting, businesses check the Roadhouse to Recovery grant guidelines to ensure that they are eligible and the project is eligible for funding.

For further assistance please contact [email protected] 

Previous Rounds

Grant Recipients - Round 2

A total of 39 regional and remote wayside inn, caravan parks and roadhouse operators across the Territory have received $4.934 million in grants with 28 projects in the Top End and a further 11 in Central Australia as part of Roadhouse to Recovery round 2.

Recipients include:

Dundee Beach Holiday Park

Social hub area - outdoor bbq, dining area, fire pit, guest laundry, bathrooms & dedicated waste and recycling point including dump point

 $      150,000.00

Heartbreak Hotel

Install new ablution block

 $      142,500.00

Mainoru Outstation Store

New 2 bedroom bunkhouse & ablution block

 $      133,363.64

Darwin River Tavern and Supermarket

Install pool and shade

 $      149,572.50

Daly River Inn

Park cabins for tourist's accommodation

 $      121,654.05

Glen Helen Resort    

Resort accommodation refurbishment    

$      150,000.00 

Mataranka Roadhouse

Electric upgrades, public ablution block, new cool room and extension for storage

 $      150,000.00

Corroboree Park Tavern

New accommodation block and electrical upgrades

 $      150,000.00

Devils Marbles Hotel

New cabin, new ablution block

 $      150,000.00

Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge

Safari camp refurbishments

 $        40,511.25

Tobermorey Station Caravan Park

Cold room/freezer and playground shade structure

 $      105,859.24

Gove Boat Club

Kitchen freezer expansion and cool room upgrade

 $        32,991.03

Douglas Daly Holiday Park

Insulate dining area

 $        13,464.00

Tumbling Waters Holiday Park

Construct new ablutions block and swimming pool

 $      150,000.00

Dunmarra Wayside Inn

New accommodation cabins

 $      150,000.00

Oasis Tourist Park

Resort pool and poolside villas

 $      150,000.00

De Lago Resort on Lake Bennett

Upgrades to De Lago Resort on Lake Bennett

 $      150,000.00

Cooinda Lodge Kakadu

Expansion of playground area and addition of a jumping pillow

 $      150,000.00

Litchfield Park Cafe

New outdoor area, ablution block, 6 new safari style glamping tents, upgrades to kitchen and generator

 $      150,000.00

Erldunda Roadhouse

New playground & campground kitchen enhancements

 $      150,000.00

Kings Creek Station

Visitor WiFi and accommodation communal area enhancements

 $      145,440.69

Kakadu Lodge Caravan Park

Four new studio cabins for tourist accommodation

 $      150,000.00

Litchfield Tourist Park

New bbq lounge with fire pit, campground to allow glamping(infrastructure only), 40 powered sites & new ablution block

 $      150,000.00

Bark Hut

New ablution block

 $      150,000.00

Batchelor Holiday Park

Cabin improvements & Cabin improvements and install 2 additional cabins

 $      103,971.50

Daly Waters Pub

New school & group bunk house accommodation

 $      150,000.00

The Purple Mango Cafe and Brewery

Install 2 cabins and ablution block

 $      150,000.00

Litchfield Motel

Upgrades to guest rooms

 $      145,569.07

Timber Creek Hotel

Upgrade bar and dining facilities

 $      148,011.00

Hi Way Inn

New amenities block

 $      140,932.50

Ooraminna Station Homestead

Install heated pool and outdoor kitchen

 $      150,000.00

Barrow Creek Wayside Inn

Kitchen, bar and dining area upgrades, new sheltered walkway and elevated ablution block

 $      150,000.00

Gemtree Roadhouse and Caravan Park

Power and telecommunications upgrades

 $        85,614.00

Outback Caravan Park Tennant Creek

Additional accommodation and security improvements, upgrade pool precinct

 $      110,000.00

Leaders Creek Fishing Base

Infrastructure upgrades - power, laundry and awning

 $        59,704.00

Tilmouth Well Roadhouse

Refurbish second hand demountables into two ensuite rooms family rooms

 $        28,807.50

Acacia Hills Caravan Park

Bitumen the forecourt, renovate the public toilet, a new dump point and nine new power and water points

 $      114,938.01

Territory Manor Motel & Caravan Park

Waste water upgrades

 $      150,000.00

Aileron Roadhouse

Upgrades to solar power

 $      111,849.30

Grant Recipients - Round 1

A total of 35 regional and remote wayside inn, caravan parks and roadhouse operators across the Territory have received $4 million in grants with 21 projects in the Top End and a further 14 in Central Australia as part of Roadhouse to Recovery round 1.

Top End region grant recipients include:

  • Banyan Farm: Upgrades to ablution block and bistro areas $61,978.00
  • Bark Hut: 50 new powered sites, upgrading two existing ablution blocks, construct two new camp kitchens, twelve new accommodation units and installing a jumping pillow $150,000.00
  • Bitter Springs Cabins & Camping: Upgrades to camp kitchen and ablution block$134,986.20
  • Borroloola Hotel Motel: Upgrades to motel and public ablution block facilities $138,050.00
  • Corroboree Park Tavern: Upgrade and construction of new family accommodation facilities and upgraded security within the camping area $150,000.00
  • Daly River Inn: Upgrade and refit of the bathroom facilities including accessible facilities $80,316.72
  • Daly Waters Pub: Six family units including two with accessibility access $150,000.00
  • Dundee Lodge: Ablution facility rebuild $150,000.00
  • Emerald Springs Roadhouse: A new family cabin accommodation, children’s playground and swimming pool $120,000.00
  • Hi-Way Inn Daly Waters: Redo the flooring in the bar area, increase dining space in the bar and expand the outdoor garden bar area $150,000.00
  • Litchfield Motel: Renovation of all accommodation room bathrooms $139,832.70
  • Litchfield Safari Camp: Family cabins upgrade $40,509.26
  • Mainoru Outstation Store: Upgrade of dining area, campground and family accommodation $120,000.00
  • Mataranka Roadhouse: Increase the footprint of the bakery area including an air-conditioned dining area $145,349.82
  • Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge NT: New children’s playground and jumping pillow $53,498.00
  • Roper Bar Store: Build six new motel rooms with ensuites and new camp kitchen, install 10 solar power sites $117,133.27
  • Territory Manor Motel & Caravan Park: Upgrade restaurant bathroom facilities $60,183.27
  • Timber Creek Hotel: Install two new family cabins $120,000.00 
  • Top Springs Hotel: Family accommodation, camp kitchen, activity centre and amenity block $120,000.00
  • Victoria River Roadhouse: major renovation to the existing roadhouse including upgrade the kitchen to offer a larger family friendly and tour group cafe and dining area, create two new outdoor garden bars and a new amenities block $150,000.00
  • Wirib Store & Tourism Park: upgrades to accommodation, camp kitchen and shared amenities $115,961.68


Central Australian region grant recipients include:

  • Banka Banka West Station and Tourist Park: Upgrade decking on five cabins and refurbish new family style accommodation and commercial kitchen, installation of 12 powered camp sites $148,000.00
  • Barrow Creek Hotel: Accessible access ablution block upgrades, upgrades to outdoor dining area and access paths $120,000.00
  • Dunmarra Wayside Inn: Craft Beer Brewery plus Canning $118,402.20
  • Erldunda Roadhouse: Power upgrades to campsites and upgrades to café display equipment $83,212.80
  • Kings Creek Station: Power upgrade $120,000.00
  • Kulgera Roadhouse: Accommodation room upgrades $119,031.00
  • Outback Caravan Park: Increase dining area, install mini golf, add self-serve cooking area, improve security $150,000.00
  • Renner Springs Desert Inn: Refurbishment of motel rooms and swimming pool $120,000.00
  • Tobermorey Station and Roadhouse: Install two new family cabins $66,726.27
  • Threeways Roadhouse: Install three new family cabins and a new outdoor garden bar $150,000.00
  • Ti Tree Farm Garden & Ti Tree Food Barn: Install two self-catering air conditioned accommodation units $104,616.64
  • Ti Tree Roadhouse: Upgrade camp kitchen, install a children's playground and upgrade accommodation room verandas $74,388.60
  • Tilmouth Well Roadhouse: Accessibility and guest amenity improvements $37,822.67
  • Wycliffe Well Holiday Park (United Petroleum): Restaurant and shop floor retiling and replace ceilings, undertake pool upgrades and bathroom upgrades $120,000.00
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