Initial policy being developed.

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 2021.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Creating local training programs, skills assessment and employment
Lead agency

Action item updates

31 Dec 2018

Implementation Progress

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.

Following a period of public consultation in August 2018, the Government is finalising the development of a new Territory Benefit Policy to capture local benefits for Territorians from private sector projects. A commitment to providing training is expected of companies operating under this policy. DTBI is in discussions with oil and gas companies to develop a forward plan that will enable identification of local business opportunities linked to development of the onshore gas industry.