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

That the Government works with gas companies, Land Councils, local Aboriginal corporations, Aboriginal communities, and businesses to identify local supply and service opportunities to keep sustainable economic benefits on country.

Target completion date

Stage 3.
To be completed by end December 2020.

Reform area
Maximising regional benefits and local opportunities
Project action
Maximising opportunities for Territory businesses
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
  • OECD Working Paper on international best practice lessons for ‘First Nations’ benefit realisation from energy and resource projects anticipated release 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