25% Complete. Government approval of policy/process development.

That the Government works with gas companies, training providers, local workers, job seekers, Land Councils and local Aboriginal corporations and communities to maximise opportunities for local people to obtain employment during all phases of any onshore shale gas development.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2020.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Creating local training programs, skills assessment and employment
Lead agency
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Action item update

Implementation progress

Gas Service and Supply Plan launched on 5 March 2020 to increase local participation to at least 50 per cent by 2025

Informed by:

  • Aboriginal Business Capability in the Beetaloo Corridor published by ICN NT in May 2020
  • NT Onshore Gas Support Industry – Statement of Capacity published by ICN NT in March 2020:
  • Pathways to Employment study commenced by CDU with anticipated completion December 2020

Recent activities:

  • Onshore Gas Supply Chain Working Group established with inaugural meeting on 16 July 2020, with members including NTG, Santos, Origin Energy, Armour Energy, Empire Energy, Pangaea and Central Petroleum.
  • Gas Industry Reference Group of peak bodies met 27 October
  • October Business Month, Tennant Creek — address by Gas Taskforce Chair
  • Big Rivers Regional Reconstruction Committee — address by Gas Taskforce Chair.