Initial policy being developed.

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 December 2021.

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

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

This recommendation will be addressed with recommendations 13.2 to 13.10.

The Department of Trade, Business and Innovation will work with gas companies and their contractors to develop appropriate local employment, training and business development plans for each stage of the project. Each plan will generate a list of all occupations and qualification requirements for each phase of the project. This will be supported by regular sessions for local businesses providing information on upcoming work, prequalification requirements and how to register interest.

In August 2018, the Department of Trade Business and Innovation began working with ICNNT to map service and supply industry capabilities and identify business opportunities. A gaps analysis will allow Government to understand what skills will need to be developed to allow local businesses to effectively compete for contracts.