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Boosting visitor experiences in the Territory

Territory tourism businesses can now apply for the next round of highly sought after Visitor Experience Enhancement Program VEEP grants worth up to $50,000 to upgrade facilities and promote world class holiday experiences. 

Iconic cartoon collection donated to Library & Archives NT

The Territory’s most prolific cartoonist has donated a collection of more than 10,000 cartoons to the Library & Archives NT.

Local Jobs Fund Generates Millions in Private Investment

The Territory Labor Government’s Local Jobs Fund is continuing to create jobs and drive private investment and innovation in the Territory.

Territory Iron Shipment leaves Darwin Port

The first shipment of iron ore from processed waste materials at Frances Creek Mine are being celebrated this week as a huge sign of strength and confidence in the Territory’s mineral industry. 

Revised Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy released

The Territory Labor Government continues to improve the way it works with regional and remote Aboriginal communities, and to this end has released the second edition of its Remote Engagement and Coordination Strategy.

Ongoing Jobs and Development through the NT’s largest agricultural land releases one step closer

Diversifying the Northern Territory economy is one way the Territory Labor Government is creating long term local jobs.

Big Step Forward for State Square Art Gallery

The Territory Labor Government has submitted a Development Application with the Development Consent Authority, seeking approval to construct the State Square Art Gallery.

Working with Traditional Owners around Recreational Fishing Access Arrangements

As part of the ongoing implementation of the Blue Mud Bay Implementation Action Plan the Territory Labor Government has written to the Northern Land Council seeking to refresh long-term access agreements to popular recreational fishing areas overlying Aboriginal land in the Top End.

Alice Springs CBD Revitalisation Tender Releases: 70 Local Jobs Created

The Territory Labor Government is creating local jobs with three major tenders awarded this week as part of the Alice Springs Revitalisation.

Heritage protection for grave of Japanese pearl diver

The grave of a Japanese pearl diver who died from the bends has been permanently declared as a Heritage Place.

Superfast Merlin Darwin Triple Crown super successful

The Territory’s fastest Merlin Darwin Triple Crown in history has attracted more than 38,000 attendances as fans flocked to the Hidden Valley Raceway to watch the Supercars, Australian Superbikes, Stadium Super Trucks and more.

Time to get outside in the Territory

The Territory Labor Government’s highly successful Get Outsiders campaign is set to be launched for a fourth series, offering a behind the scenes view of the Territory’s iconic destinations.

Be Crocwise in the Top End

With the dry season in full swing and school holidays just around the corner, Territorians and visitors are being urged to be Crocwise when exploring the Top End.

Comeback Capital's Housing Boom

House sales have surged by 77 per cent compared to last year, the Territory Labor Government announced today.

Second Round of Roadhouse to Recovery Grants Now Open

The second round of the Territory Labor Government’s highly-popular Territory Small Business Roadhouse to Recovery grants is set to open tomorrow, Saturday 19 June 2021.

Full Darwin Festival program revealed, tickets on sale today!

Darwin Festival 2021 will bring big ideas and unique perspectives to stages and venues across Darwin from 5-22 August.

Watarrka on track to turbocharge investment

An exciting opportunity to invest in one of the Territory’s most spectacular National Parks is up for grabs.

New Public Housing Safety Officers for Tennant Creek

Three new Public Housing Safety Officers (PHSOs) have begun training this week, before commencing operational duties in Tennant Creek in July.

Merlin Darwin Triple Crown embraces Aboriginal culture

In a first for the sport, preparations have begun for next year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown to become the official Indigenous Round of the Supercars championship.

Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework

The Territory Labor Government has released a progress update on the Northern Territory’s Domestic Family and Sexual Violence Framework 2018-2028 – Safe, Respected and Free from Violence 2018-2028.

Artback NT joins National Performing Arts Partnership Framework

The Northern Territory’s key visual and performing arts touring organisation is amongst newcomers to a framework that will raise its national profile and offer financial stability.

Nitro Up North on track to wow crowds tomorrow

Motorsports mania is taking over the Top End, with thousands of fans ready to head out to Hidden Valley from tomorrow for the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.

VACCINE MILESTONE: 70,000+ doses rolled out as NT leads the nation

The Territory Labor Government is leading the nation on the vaccine rollout with 9.2 per cent of Territorians fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Supporting Investment in the Territory: New Acreage Release for Gas Exploration

The Territory Government is creating investment opportunities for the resources sector with today’s announcement of a new acreage release for onshore petroleum exploration.

Territory school holiday program is action-packed

With school holidays just around the corner, the Territory Labor Government has provided more than $65,000 to ensure there is plenty to keep kids engaged and entertained during the semester break.

Territory Trainees and Apprentices Soar

More Territorians are choosing to upskill through traineeships and apprenticeships, with current enrolments the highest they’ve been in the Territory in five years.

Making Clean and Affordable Energy easier for Territorians

The Territory Labor Government is continuing its investment to deliver affordable, clean, reliable and stable energy for Territorians with the continuation of the Home and Business Battery Scheme (HBBS).

Gold for the Territory Economy and Local Jobs: Mount Todd Mine Approved

In a massive boost for local jobs the Territory Labor Government has given the green light to Vista Gold Australia to recommence mining operations of the Mount Todd Mine.

Top End revving up for Supercars as transporters roll into town

An epic five days of motorsports action gets into gear tomorrow when the Night Transporter Convoy weaves its way from Hidden Valley Raceway to the Darwin CBD and back as part of the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars round.

Livin’ Local winners snap picture perfect Territory

Territorians have overwhelmingly backed the Livin’ Local social media photo competition with more than 1000 entries showcasing the natural beauty of the Red Centre and Top End.

Daly River Boat Ramp Construction Tender Release a Win for Anglers

The Territory Labor Government will be constructing a new car park and ablution facility at the Daly River Boat Ramp with a tender for the project recently released.

Mobile Food Vans to Park Up in Nature

New business opportunities for mobile food van operators to set up in some of the Territory’s most stunning landscapes are now open.

18 New Child Protection Practitioners

Children in the Northern Territory have the right to grow up feeling safe.

New Appointments to Support Recreational Fishing

There are two new voices for recreational fishing in the Territory as Greg Ireland and Samantha Wigg join the NT Recreational Fishing Advisory Committee, along with the re-appointment of three existing committee members.

Territory Day 2021: Celebrate this place we call home

The Northern Territory is famous for its Territory Day celebrations, and the theme for this year is ‘Home’.

Barrumbi Kids to inject $2.8m into Territory Economy

The Territory is becoming a big player in Australia’s screen and film industry, with the announcement of another large production Barrumbi Kids to be filmed in Beswick and the production expecting to inject $2.8m into the economy.

Investing in education: Youth Skills Centre opens at Palmerston

A new vocational training centre that provides young people with the skills and qualifications to transition from school to work has officially opened today.

Planning Exemption for Ferris Wheel to Join the NT Skyline

Stokes Hill Wharf is set to reach great heights this Dry Season as it welcomes a 35 metre high observation wheel to enjoy 360 degree views over Darwin and surrounds.

Frank Daly steps in to lead NT Health

Incoming Chief Executive Officer for the Northern Territory Department of Health Frank Daly has formally taken on the job today.

Strengthening Aged Care Training in the Territory

The Territory Government and Charles Darwin University (CDU) are boosting training for the next generation of aged care workers with the construction of a new Training Centre for Aged Care at CDU’s Casuarina campus.

Over 16’s Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

The Territory Labor Government has today announced all Territorians over the age of 16 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from tomorrow.

Latest Round of Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants Awarded

The Territory Government has provided $1.3 million in funding to recipients of the 2021 Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants.

Millions of Check-Ins across the Territory

Almost 4 million check-ins have been recorded six months on since The Territory Check In app was launched.

Responsible Service of Alcohol refresher course launched

The Territory Labor Government has partnered with Hospitality NT to develop a free online Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) refresher course.

$24 Million from INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG to Boost Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program

The Aboriginal Ranger Grants Program will receive an additional $24 million in sponsorship from INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG as part of a new agreement between the Territory Labor Government and the company.

Hook a Rec Fishing Grant Now

Recreational Fishers and related organisations can now apply to catch some big funding as the Territory Government Recreational Fishing Grants open today.

Creating Certainty for Industry and the Consumer – Updated Building and Renovating in the NT Guide

Buying, building or renovating a home is one of the biggest investments Territorians will make in their life.

Aboriginal Health Worker and Practitioner Awards Now Open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Practitioner Excellence Awards.

Parrtjima Generates Millions for Territory Economy

This year’s Parrtjima – A Festival in Light attracted more visitors to the Alice Springs event than ever before and generated almost $10 million dollars in economic revenue.

Independent Monitors Report for McArthur River Mine Released

The Independent Monitor’s Audit Report on the environmental performance of the McArthur River Mine has been released today, as part of the Territory’s commitment to the responsible and sustainable development of our mining industry.