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22 Sep 2017

NT plans to rocket ahead in space race

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner will seek an audience with NASA next week when the 'Olympics of space' visits Adelaide, as Aboriginal groups push on with plans to launch rockets from Arnhem Land and take the country's oldest civilisation into its newest industry.

NT is among those jurisdictions competing to host new space-related businesses in Australia. In July, The Australian revealed that Equatorial Launch Australia was in talks with traditional owners about launching small satellites from a site about 600km east of Darwin.

Read the full article on NT plans to rocket ahead in space race.

1 Sep 2017

Significant milestone to pave way for NT jobs

The Northern Territory Government has reached a key project agreement with Seafarms to develop of one of the world’s largest aquaculture projects, signalling a huge vote of confidence in the Territory economy and paving the way for the creation of hundreds of jobs.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the finalisation of the Project Development Agreement sees Seafarms Group commit to establishing its headquarters for Project Sea Dragon and the relocation of its ASX registered office in Darwin.

Read the full media release on significant milestone to pave way for NT jobs.

30 Aug 2017

Mega prawn farm Project Sea Dragon nets Indigenous Land Use Agreement in northern Australia

Plans to build one of the world's largest prawn farms on a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory have taken a major step with native title holders supporting the project and signing an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for its development on Legune Station.

If the ambitious $2 billion project goes ahead at full-scale, up to 100,000 tonnes of black tiger prawns will be produced each year for export.

Read the full article on mega prawn farm Project Sea Dragon nets Indigenous Land Use Agreement in northern Australia.

15 Aug 2017

Creating jobs and backing Territory businesses

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Ken Vowles, will help launch the Territory’s largest industry exhibition in Darwin this week, delivering a keynote speech at the event.

The Minister said NT Resources Week, which combines the South East Asia Australia Offshore and Onshore Conference (SEAAOC), Mining the Territory and Building the Territory, is an excellent opportunity for the Northern Territory Government to help support the growth of the resources sector and its support industries, and showcase investment opportunities and the local service and supply capabilities across these sectors.

Read the full media release on creating jobs and backing Territory businesses.

27 Jul 2017

Snapping up jobs: The NT’s $100 million crocodile boom

The Territory’s crocodile farming industry has been independently valued for the first time with figures showing the real contribution of the Top End icon at $106.7 million - more than four times previously estimated.

Read the full media release on snapping up jobs: the NT’s $100 million crocodile boom.

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