Action item 12.15



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That gas companies work proactively with local businesses, local government, Government, Land Councils and communities to ensure that local businesses are able and adequately skilled to compete for contracts, and to assist local businesses to be ready to participate in any economic opportunities that may emerge.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end June 2022.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Maximising opportunities for Territory businesses
Lead agency
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Action item update

Implementation progress

Ongoing implementation of the Gas Service and Supply Plan that was launched on 5 March 2020 to increase local participation in the gas industry.

The Onshore Gas Supply Chain Working Group established to coordinate industry and government efforts to maximise regional benefits and local opportunities. Members include NT Government, Santos, Origin Energy, Armour Energy, Empire Energy, Tamboran Resources, Central Petroleum, Australian Petroleum and Production Exploration Association (APPEA) and ICN NT.

Industry led engagement includes:

  • Engagement of Traditional Owners for environmental and heritage surveys.
  • Industry-led liaison meetings, town briefings and community consultations including industry participation in regional events and conferences.
  • Individual Exploration Agreements and Indigenous Land Use Agreements are typically negotiated directly by industry licence holders.