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Supporting Local Jobs: Local Contractors Awarded $2.2 million for Katherine Showgrounds Upgrades

Upgrades to the Katherine Showgrounds and Multi-Purpose Centre are one-step closer with tenders awarded to four local companies for civil and yard building works as part of the Territory Labor Government’s investment in Katherine.

School’s in at Territory Labor Government’s $30 million Zuccoli Primary School

The Territory’s newest school is officially open, with the first students of Zuccoli Primary School joining 45,000 other NT students in returning to the classroom this week.

Territory Labor Government to invest $5.2 million in Inclusive Education Infrastructure

The Territory Labor Government will invest $5.2 million in specialist infrastructure over the next 12 months to help support NT students with additional needs to reach their full potential.

Driving Visitors to the Territory: Australians urged to Holiday Here This Year

Tourism NT has fast-tracked its latest marketing campaign featuring the new brand ‘Different in every sense’ which will roll out from Sunday in eastern state metro papers alongside a new video advertisement to run on Facebook this weekend, urging interstate travellers to put the Territory on their holiday itinerary.

Driving Visitors to the Territory: Australians urged to Holiday Here This Year

Tourism NT has fast-tracked its latest marketing campaign featuring the new brand ‘Different in every sense’ which will roll out from Sunday in eastern state metro papers alongside a new video advertisement to run on Facebook this weekend, urging interstate travellers to put the Territory on their holiday itinerary.

Jobs-Generating Territory Film to Premiere at Berlin International Film Festival

The Top End will be on display to global audiences at next month’s prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, with local production High Ground selected to host its World Premiere at a red carpet Gala Screening.

Creating Jobs: New Bushfires NT Headquarters Construction Underway

Construction on the new Bushfires NT Headquarters in Acacia Hills is progressing well, supporting more than 85 Territory jobs.

Back to school: Is your child up to date with their immunisations

With the count down well and truly on until the start of the new school year, it is timely to ensure Territory kids are up to date with their immunisations.

$150 Back to School Payment for Every Territory Student

The Territory Labor Government is giving families $150 for each student enrolled in a Territory school, to ease the financial burden of going back to school.

Statement on Ian Tuxworth

On behalf of the Northern Territory Government and Territorians, I express sincere condolences to the family of former Northern Territory Chief Minister, Ian Tuxworth who passed away yesterday.

Pond to Plate: Jobs boost for Territory as Project Sea Dragon takes another positive step

Seafarms’ Project Sea Dragon development has taken another positive step with signing an offtake agreement with major European seafood distributor Primstar B.V.

Australian Government Announces Tourism Recovery Package – NT is Open for Business

Tourism NT has brought forward its latest brand promotion featuring ‘Different in every sense’ to commence on 28th January to help get tourists travelling to the NT. The brand campaign is one of a range of marketing activities that are either already live or will be in market in the next few weeks.

Territory Welcomes 330 New Teachers for 2020 School Year

This year, 330 new teachers will begin their careers in Northern Territory education, with more than half today beginning a two day orientation in Darwin.

Investing in the Arts: Five-year Funding for Leading Territory Arts Organisations

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in the Territory’s arts and cultural sector with 23 leading arts organisations and venues to share in $21 million over the next five years.

Statement on Chief Minister

The Chief Minister attended Royal Darwin Hospital on Saturday following a minor heart scare.

Turbocharging Tourism: Visitors bring $2.6 billion into the Territory

The Territory Labor Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment continues to deliver economic benefit with visitor numbers to the Northern Territory up by 6.7 per cent in the year ending September 2019.

Investing in Culture: Taiwan - Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence Exchange

For the third year running, Northern Territory Aboriginal artists will have the opportunity to share and promote their culture in Taiwan as part of the Taiwan Australia Indigenous Artist in Residence exchange program.

Creating Safer Communities: Community Youth Diversion Grants Announced

Community Youth Diversion (CYD) programs will be renewed in more than a dozen remote communities in the Top End and Central Australia following grants to new service providers.

Boosting our Population by attracting International Students

The Territory Labor Government is accelerating efforts to attract international students as a key part of diversifying the Territory economy and creating local permanent jobs.

Tourism: Towards 2030 Conference Returns in 2020

The Tourism: Towards 2030 Conference will return to Darwin and Alice Springs in March, bringing local tourism operators together with the common goal of growing the Territory’s tourism industry.

Bruce Munro: Tropical Light - Artistic Cultural Program to feature Larrakia Artists

Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light exhibition will showcase four local Larrakia Nation artists as part of the Artistic Cultural Program from January to April this year.

Creating Jobs and Building Homes: Contracts Boost Aboriginal Business Enterprises

Aboriginal Business Enterprises (ABEs) have received over $55 million worth of NT Government housing, repairs and maintenance and land servicing contracts.

Project Sea Dragon creating ongoing local Territory Jobs

Seafarms’ Project Sea Dragon has commenced construction at the Bynoe Harbour Core Breeding Centre with earthworks and bitumen being laid for access roads, along with outlet ponds and fencing.

Applications Open: 2020 NT Health Aboriginal Cadetship Program

Applications have now opened for the NT Health Aboriginal Cadetship Program aiming to increase the number of Aboriginal health professionals on the frontline.

Undergrounding Power in more Territory Schools

The school undergrounding power project is underway with works commencing at three more Territory primary schools this week.

Supporting Territory Families: Continued Roll Out of the Sport Voucher Scheme

The Territory Labor Government is reducing the cost of living for Territory families by continuing to deliver the Sport Voucher Scheme.

Community Benefit Fund Grants Now Open

The Territory Labor Government is reminding Territorians to get their applications in for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) Grants before they close on 28 February 2020 – with the 2019-20 financial year having $15 million worth of grants available.

BOOSTING OUR POPULATION: DAMA II MARKS SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR

Northern Territory businesses sought to fill 520 positions with skilled migrants in 2019 - a 263 per cent year-on-year increase - following a major change to the NT’s Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA).

Boosting our Population through NT Higher Education Grants

The Territory Labor Government is strengthing the Territory’s skills base, and helping keep Territory students in the NT by offering Higher Education Study Grants to those undertaking their first undergraduate degree in the NT.

1989 Cabinet Records Released

The release of the 1989 NT Government Cabinet Records has revealed a fascinating insight into Territory life 30 years ago.

Civic and State Square Masterplan Redevelopment Underway

The Territory Labor Government’s Civic and State Square Masterplan redevelopment underway, with the release of the Chan Building demolition tender.

Investing in Sport – Delivering for Territorians

2019 has been a big year for sport, with new community sports facilities coming on line across the Territory, the Arafura Games coming back and some incredible sporting moments played out on the field.

Investing in Culture: Creative Industries Arts Projects Awarded

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in the arts and cultural industry across the Northern Territory to create more local jobs, build capacity and showcase our creative excellence to the world.

Delivering for Territorians: Howard Springs to Coolalinga Pedestrian and Cycle Path now Complete

Residents of Howard Springs and Coolalinga and Territory cyclists now have more options with construction now complete on the new Howard Springs to Coolalinga path.

Building our Digital Territory: Digital Partnerships Grants Program

One year on from the release of the Territory Labor Government’s delivered election promise, the first-ever Digital Territory Strategy is helping Territory businesses to build digital skills and capacity through the Digital Partnerships Grants program.

Creating Jobs, and Safer Vibrant Communities: John Stokes new 24 hour Police Station Tender Awarded

A tender for the design and construction of a new 24-hour police station in Nightcliff as part of the John Stokes Redevelopment has been awarded.

Big Bash League returns to the Red Centre today

Cricket fans from across the Territory and Australia are expected to flock to Alice Springs’ TIO Traeger Park today for the Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash League (BBL) season opener at 1.15pm ACST.

Cutting Youth Crime: New Palmerston Youth Outreach Hub

The Territory Labor Government has established a new Youth Outreach and Re-engagement Team (YORET) hub in the Palmerston CBD.

Support your fellow Territorian, Buy local this Christmas

Buying local means supporting Territory jobs and industry, and there is no better time to buy local seafood than now, with Christmas and the New Year just around the corner.

Turbocharging Tourism: Tender Awarded for Baruwei Works

The Territory Labor Government’s $5.5 million Turbocharging Tourism investment at Nitmiluk National Park is helping to improve the visitor experience and support local jobs, with the contract for upgrades to the Baruwei stairs and platform awarded to Katherine Constructions Pty Ltd.

Supporting Business and Creating Jobs: Turbocharging Tourism - VEEP Round 3 Recipients Announced

Territory tourism operators will benefit from grant funding of $1.5 million to enhance their visitor offerings under Round 3 of the Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP).

Record-breaking 1446 Students Receive NTCET Results

Today, 1446 Territory students have received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) – the highest number in Territory history.

Bringing People into the CBD & Creating Jobs: Milestone at Manunda Place

Works continue to progress at Manunda Place, with the job creating project now at 60% complete having reaching its top out, or maximum height, this week.

Record-breaking 1446 Students Receive NTCET Results

Today, 1446 Territory students have received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) – the highest number in Territory history.

Shining a Light on Sport: Contract Awarded for Darwin Oval Lights

More Darwin sports teams will be able to play and train in the cool of the evening with local business ESPEC Electricians winning the contract to design and construct lights at Gardens Oval, Bagot Oval and Nightcliff Oval.

Backing Local Business: Making sure Local Jobs come First

Supporting local business and creating local jobs is one of the key aims of the Territory Labor Government.

Disability Reform Council: Resolving Issues and Delivering Outcomes for Territorians

The Minister for Disabilities Natasha Fyles today attended the Council of Australian Governments Disability Reform Council in Perth to further deliver outcomes for Territorians living with a disability.

First Territory NAIF Project Complete

The Territory’s first North Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) project is now complete, with Humpty Doo Barramundi’s new salt water Barramundi grow out ponds now operational.

Protecting the Environment: Draft Northern Territory Offsets Policy Released

The Territory Labor Government has released its draft Northern Territory Offsets Policy for public comment.

A new declaration for the next decade of education

Australia’s education system has been given a fresh set of guiding principles with a new education declaration endorsed by all education ministers in Alice Springs today.