Action item 13.9



75% Complete.
Consultation undertaken on draft policy, guideline, framework, Bill development.

That the Government assists regional businesses to obtain quality assurance certification and to partner with larger suppliers to encourage greater local supply, employment and knowledge transfer.

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 NTG, Santos, Origin Energy, Armour Energy, Empire Energy, Tamboran Resources, Central Petroleum, Australian Petroleum and Production Exploration Association (APPEA) and ICN NT.

Informed by publications:

Greater awareness of quality assurance certification for local business through government initiatives such as:

  • Business programs including:
  • Development of a Barkly Business Hub in Tennant Creek due for completion in Q2 2022.
  • Northern Territory Business Hub announced in March 2022 and to be delivered by Northern Territory Indigenous Network – with satellite offices across the Northern Territory.