Action item 13.6



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That the Government works with gas companies and local suppliers to ensure that there is early knowledge of local supply and service opportunities for all phases of any onshore shale gas development.

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

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

Onshore Gas Supply Chain Working Group established to coordinate industry 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.

Government and industry engagement initiatives include:

  • Industry-led liaison meetings, town briefings and community consultation during all phases of onshore gas development.
  • Ongoing government and industry engagement through forums such as the Onshore Supply Chain Working Group to understand service and supply opportunities.
  • Barkly Futures Forum — forum to identify development opportunities in the Barkly region (including onshore gas service and supply in the Beetaloo Basin).
  • Ongoing government engagement with industry to have an understanding of supply chain principles, requirements, expectations and skills. This information will form the next level of detailed engagement with regional businesses and stakeholders.