Actions

Actions that impact multiple sectors Measure Lead / partners Levers
Continue to lead the Developing the North (DTN) agenda and work with other governments to advance shared interests in the north, while focusing on what is in the Northern Territory’s interest Progress in jointly shared DTN initiatives that grow our economy NT Govt (NTG)
WA, Qld and Aust Govt
All
Progress a comprehensive, balanced and accountable regulatory reform agenda to provide a globally competitive environment to attract private sector investment and sustainable development Regulatory reform agenda delivered NTG All
Identify land with high development potential and manage these areas as Priority Development Zones, with a focus on addressing risks and barriers to development.
This includes coordinating land capability research (soil, water, geoscience capabilities etc), logistics and infrastructure planning, investment and regulatory approvals, aligning development with community values, sharing information, and marketing opportunities to potential investors through a one stop shop online portal
Priority Development Zones established
One-stop-shop online portal established
NTG
Industry
Natural resources
Implement a biosecurity strategy to protect the Territory’s environment and ‘clean, natural and safe’ reputation for production, processing, trade and investment Biosecurity strategy implemented NTG
Industry

Natural resources

Improve environmental assessment and approvals processes Improved assessment and approvals processes implemented NTG Natural resources
Undertake a comprehensive review of water policies to provide certainty and secure and sustainable water allocations to drive economic growth Review and reform of water policies completed NTG
Stakeholders
Natural resources
Establish Strategic Indigenous Water Reserves to increase opportunities for Aboriginal people to access water to pursue economic development Strategic Indigenous Reserves established NTG
Traditional Owners and land councils
Natural resources
Partner with private enterprise to implement training programs that create a stable, long-term workforce, including by better preparing Aboriginal people to enter and remain in the workforce Training programs designed and implemented
Entry and retention rates published
Industry
Training providers
NTG
People
Improve access to education for remote families Improved education opportunities in the Territory for remote families NTG
Education providers
People
Work with Aboriginal business enterprises to build capability Increased participation in business support programs NTG
Northern Territory Indigenous Business Network
People
Build partnerships between schools and innovation oriented organisations to strengthen the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Effective partnerships between schools and innovation oriented organisations NTG
Innovation oriented organisations
People
Introduce coding training in schools to better equip students to participate in the global knowledge economy Coding training implemented NTG People
Create a 10 year infrastructure plan 10 Year Infrastructure Plan published and updated annually NTG Capital
Develop and deliver a pipeline of NTG facilitated projects to leverage private sector investment in economic and iconic infrastructure and major projects Capital expenditure on NTG facilitated projects
10 Year Infrastructure Plan published and updated annually
NTG
Industry
Capital
Identify priority economic infrastructure needs to inform government and industry investment decisions, including Industry Development Strategies and Priority Development Zones Highest priority infrastructure gaps and projects identified
10 Year Infrastructure Plan published and updated annually
NTG
Industry
Capital
Develop a Northern Territory energy policy considering electricity supply, costs, reliability, competition etc. Energy policy developed NTG Capital
Support the Aboriginal Land and Sea Economic Development Agency (ALSEDA) to bring land, capital, labour and effective processes together to drive investment on Aboriginal land Investment in ALSEDA driven investment ALSEDA
Land councils
NTG
Capital
Continue to support local Aboriginal communities, the regions and major centres of Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek, Palmerston and Alice Springs to develop and deliver economic development plans and priority projects that realise local aspirations Economic development plans established
Priority projects progressed
NTG
Land councils
Regional Economic Development Committees (REDCs)
Regional peak bodies
Local government
Connectivity
Enhance partnerships between land councils, Traditional Owners and the Australian and Northern Territory governments to better align aspirations and investment opportunities for all parties, including developing an investment charter and actions to expedite processing of applications Reduced time for processing of applications
Reduced backlog of applications Investment charter published
Land councils
NTG
Aust Govt
Industry
Connectivity
Collate and disseminate information on industry performance such as industry profitability, inputs consumed, industry output, the value added and captured in the Northern Territory Information disseminated
Improved understanding of business development opportunities
NTG
Industry
Connectivity
Last updated: 05 Jun 2017