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Empowering Local Communities: Groote Archipelago Education Agreement Signed

The Groote Archipelago will have a new, independent boarding school and a bilingual curriculum as part of a locally-led education agreement signed with Anindilyakwa Traditional Owners.

Turbocharging Tourism: Nitmiluk Mountain Bike Trails Open for Riders

Nitmiluk National Park is set to become the Top End’s mountain bike mecca, thanks to the completion of Stage 1 of a bike trail network designed to capture the growing adventure tourism market.

Ride the Red Centre: Upgraded Mountain Bike Trails Open in Alice Springs

Alice Springs is solidifying its reputation as a mecca for mountain bike tourism and outdoor recreation with the opening of nearly 100km of upgraded mountain bike and shared-use trails last weekend.

The Territory’s First Ever Renewable Hydrogen Strategy to Deliver Local Jobs

The Territory Government has released the NT’s first ever Renewable Hydrogen Strategy to turn our natural competitive advantages into clean, permanent local jobs.

Creating Jobs and Protecting our Environment– Offsets Policy Released

The Territory Labor Government today released its Offsets Framework to continue to build a modern and effective environmental regulatory regime that supports jobs and protects our unique environment into the future.

Creating Economic Opportunities – Climate Change Response Released

The Territory Labor Government knows that the community wants action on climate change to deliver low-cost clean energy, create jobs for Territorians and to protect our natural assets.

Disability Advisory Committee: Historic First Meeting Today

The Northern Territory Disability Advisory Committee today held its first meeting having been postponed due to COVID-19.

Water Security for All Territorians

The Territory Labor Government has announced the next stage of its plan to deliver water security for all Territorians.

New Bushfires NT Headquarters Open

A new Bushfires NT Headquarters in Acacia Hills will officially open today to enable a rapid and well coordinated response to bushfire emergencies in the rural area.

Pipeline of Work supporting Jobs during COVID-19

The Territory Labor Government is making sure local jobs and local business are supported during COVID-19 and during the rebound.

Designing Better – Supporting Territory Business

Making sure our designing and planning standards in the Territory reflect and protect the NT climate and lifestyle is important to the Territory Labor Government.

Major Project Status Awarded to Job-Creating Alice Springs Mine

In another sign of private investor confidence in the Northern Territory’s economic recovery, global mining company Thor Mining will establish an open pit mine near Alice Springs.

Palmerston Renal Unit Opens at new Palmerston Regional Hospital Site

The Palmerston Renal Unit recommences services next week at a new site on the Palmerston Regional Hospital campus.

SPARK Film Initiative to Create New Opportunities for Local Filmmakers and Musicians

Emerging NT filmmakers will now have stronger career pathways and an opportunity to collaborate with local musicians and composers as part of a new partnership between the Territory Labor Government and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to reimagine and improve the SPARK film initiative this year.

Ten new homes for Tennant Creek

Ten new homes will be built in Tennant Creek as part of the NT Government’s $100 million public housing stimulus program.

New homes set to rollout to remote communities

Jobs and housing are the focus of an innovative project that will see prefabricated homes delivered to remote communities throughout the Northern Territory.

Supporting Tourism Businesses: VEEP Round 4 Open

To help support our local tourism operators to improve their visitor experiences and rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, grants of up to $50,000 are available under Round 4 of the Territory Labor Government’s Visitor Experience Enhancement Program (VEEP).

Home Improvement Scheme Supporting Territory Jobs

Over 6258 Home Improvement Scheme Vouchers (HIS) have hit the construction sector equating to over $50 million in the value of approved works.

Recognising History this Territory Day

This Territory Day we continue our recognition of our First National people and this special place we call home.

Winners announced for the Chief Minister Territory Day Schools Video Competition

The three winners of the Chief Minister’s Territory Day schools video competition have been announced, with judges having to choose from an incredible 47 entries.

Territory Day: Celebrating our Territory Heroes

Territory Day is a much-loved celebration for Territorians, who take the opportunity to celebrate everything they love about this incredible place we call home.

Darwin Supercars: BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown Tickets on Sale

Supercars are set to go ahead in Darwin with spectators from 8-9 August 2020, the first major event in the Territory and the first Supercars event to get the green light for a crowd since COVID-19.

MaveriX: The Largest Local Production Ever to be Filmed in Red Centre

A new adrenaline-fuelled TV series set against the spectacular backdrop of Central Australia and showcasing iconic landmarks around Alice Springs will inject $5 million into the Territory economy and employ nearly 400 people when filming begins next year.

Supporting Local Businesses, Community Organisations and Local Jobs

Over $10 million in Immediate Work Grants and Business Improvement Scheme works has been approved across the Territory, creating local jobs and support Territory businesses.

100 Extra Territory Jobs and Election Promise Met: John Stokes Square Residential Precinct Construction to Begin

Local Territory residential developer Greenspace Group has been awarded the contract to construct the new John Stokes Square Residential Precinct including 78 new public housing apartments in Nightcliff.

Marlungku-kari Child & Family Centre Officially Opens

The Tennant Creek community now has a new Child and Family Centre, which will deliver crucial support services to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

$10.3 million Darwin Middle School Multipurpose Hall Officially Opens

The second stage of a transformative, $28.4 million infrastructure investment in the Bullocky Point Education Precinct – a multipurpose hall at Darwin Middle School – is officially open to students.

Boost for Fisho's as Artificial Reefs Installed at Stokes Hill Wharf

Stokes Hill Wharf is set to become an even more attractive fishing spot for land-based Territory fisho's with 15 artificial reef modules being deployed to create a new aquatic habitat.

Restoring Territorians’ Trust and Delivering an Election Promise: New Planning Amendment Bill

The Territory Labor Government has delivered a key election commitment, in restoring the integrity and confidence in the Northern Territory’s Planning System with today’s passing of the Planning Amendment Bill 2020.

Protecting our Vulnerable: Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 Passes

The Legislative Assembly today passed the Justice Legislation Amendment (Domestic and Family Violence) Bill 2019 to support victims of domestic, family, and sexual violence and to make our communities safer.

Tourism Voucher Scheme Sees Strong Operator Uptake One Week Out

With one week to go until Territorians can register and receive their $200 Territory Tourism voucher on 1 July, more than 4,000 bookable experiences or products are now available across the Territory for locals to get out and see their own backyard.

Release of the June-July School Holiday Program

The Territory Labor Government has invested in over 478 activities and events for children, young people and families throughout the Territory in the upcoming (27 June – 19 July) school holiday.   

Cutting Youth Crime: New On-Country Youth Work Camps at Seven Emu Station

The Territory Labor Government is investing $4.54 million across five years to develop new short and long-term youth intervention work camps at Seven Emu Station, to prevent at-risk young people from offending and reoffending.

#LetHerSpeak Passed in NT Legislative Assembly

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly has today taken a momentous step in law reform with the passage of the Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Amendment Bill 2019.

Support for Territory Workers: Return to Work Legislation Passes

The Legislative Assembly tonight passed amendments to the Return to Work Act to improve the operation of the NT Workers’ Compensation Scheme, and reverse a number of changes made by the CLP in 2015.

Rooftop Solar in Schools Election Commitment Slashes NT’s Carbon Footprint

The Territory Labor Government’s Rooftop Solar in Schools program is already dramatically reducing the NT’s carbon footprint, as the first round of solar panel installations roll out.

Legislation Passed: Judicial Commission Bill 2020

The Northern Territory Legislative Assembly today passed the Judicial Commission Bill 2020, to establish a formal statutory framework to deal with complaints about misconduct or mental or physical incapacity of judicial officers and ordinary members of the NTCAT.

Parliamentary Preview: Delivering on Election Promises and Territory Labor Government’s Response to COVID-19

Several pieces of legislation are expected to be debated this week Parliament resumes.

$53 Million to Unlock Infrastructure Jobs in the NT

The Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments will support infrastructure construction jobs across the NT by jointly investing an additional $53 million to deliver shovel-ready infrastructure projects and urgent road safety upgrades.

Investing in Aboriginal Tourism, Supporting Local Jobs: Aboriginal Tourism Grants Awarded

Thirteen Aboriginal owned and operated Territory tourism businesses can further enhance their unique cultural tourism offerings as they share over $200 000 in funding through the Territory Labor Government’s Aboriginal Tourism Grant Program.

Completion of the New Palmerston Youth Drop-In Centre

The new Palmerston Youth Drop-In Centre is now complete and will officially open on the first day of the upcoming school holidays.

Cutting Youth Crime and Supporting Our Police

Youth offenders will undertake community work sentences, and adults who recruit kids to commit offences will face up to 10 years imprisonment under new measures from the Territory Labor Government to improve community safety.

The Territory is the Answer – Tourism NT’s National Tourism Campaign Kicks Off

Tourism NT’s newest campaign The Territory is the answer will launch nationally tomorrow to entice Australians to start booking their dream holiday to the Northern Territory.

Wave Lagoon Reopens This Weekend

The Darwin Waterfront’s Wave Lagoon will reopen this weekend on Saturday 20 June 2020 in time for school holidays.

Investing in Our Heritage: Hermannsburg Historic Precinct Upgrades Progress

Works continue on the restoration of the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct with the $1.5 million tender for major refurbishment and landscaping upgrades awarded to Alice Springs company, Nicholl Constructions.

Transforming Titjikala’s Energy Future through a New Battery Energy Storage System

The Territory Labor Government’s target of 50% renewables by 2030 is delivering local jobs and cheap, clean power. Following the installation of Titjikala’s new 400kW photovoltaic solar array, the community will now have its energy future transformed through a new 970kWh battery energy storage system (BESS).

Supporting our Multicultural Community

The Territory Labor Government has released their multicultural policy for 2020-25, which will drive more positive outcomes for the migrant and multicultural community in the Northern Territory.

Independent Reviewer Appointed: Darwin Correctional Centre

After the serious incident at the Darwin Correctional Centre on 13 May, Professor John Paget has been appointed to undertake an independent review.

Delivering Cheap and Clean Power Through More Renewables

In another significant step towards 50 per cent renewables by 2030, the Northern Territory Government has announced priority electricity market reforms to address system security and reliability, encourage private investors and maximise the amount of renewable power in the network.

Tourism Voucher Scheme to Support Territory Businesses and Save Jobs

The Territory Labor Government has today announced a tourism voucher scheme to encourage Territorians to explore the Territory and support local tourism businesses until borders can safely re-open to interstate visitors.