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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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