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2020 Beat Festival Goes Virtual

Over 1,000 Territory Kids across the NT will participate in the re-imagined digital 2020 Beat Festival with the apt theme ‘Flight – Lift Off After Lock Down’, commencing 9 November.

Funding to Deliver Coolalinga Road Safety Upgrades

The $28.64 million Coolalinga Road Safety upgrade project along the Stuart Highway is progressing well, with part of the road’s long-term traffic management solution now available.

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

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

Growing Our Economy - Another Strong Year in Mineral Exploration and Production

The mineral production and exploration expenditure figures for 2019/20 have been released showing another strong year for the Territory mining sector.

Parliamentary Preview: First Meeting of the Legislative Assembly

The 14th Northern Territory Parliament will sit for the first time tomorrow.

Adelaide River Floodplains Construction Underway

Construction on the Adelaide River Floodplain Upgrade is underway, with funding increased to include early ground improvement works for the upgrade of the Beatrice Hill Section.

Lucky Fisho Hooks Daly River $10K Barra

Another lucky fisho has caught a red-tagged barramundi as part of Million Dollar Fish, with the $10,000 catch caught at the Daly River old crossing.

Triple-0 Co-Response Election Commitment Commences

A new NT Health led initiative Mental Health Co-Responder Project will commence next week in the Top End.

Bagot Oval Lighting Upgrade Complete

Sport continues to have a brighter future in the Northern Territory with the completion of the job creating lighting upgrade project at Bagot Oval.

Creating Local Jobs – Over $50 million in Private Investment Secured through Leased Property Scheme

Over $50 million of private sector investment has flown into the community to create local jobs and support local businesses.

Investing in Our Children: $541 Million Committed to 2021 School Budgets

Funding to Northern Territory schools will rise by $8 million to $541 million in 2021, with no impacts to budgets due to COVID-19.

NT Literary Awards Celebrate Territory Writers

The winners of the 37th annual NT Literary Awards were announced last night at a ceremony that spanned two locations.

Diversifying our Economy for More Jobs– First Hemp Licence Awarded

A huge milestone has been reached in the establishment of an industrial hemp industry in the Territory with the first commercial licence being awarded.

NT’s First Specialised Domestic Violence Court Opens in Alice Springs

The Northern Territory’s first specialised domestic violence court will today officially open in Alice Springs, to better support vulnerable survivors as they navigate the justice system.

COVID-19 Testing Station Now Available at Truck Central

Supporting our freight industry during the COVID-19 pandemic has never been more important.

Mr Nikolai Christrup SC Appointed NT Solicitor-General

Attorney-General Selena Uibo has today announced the appointment of long-time Northern Territory barrister Nikolai Christrup SC as Solicitor-General.

Territory Writers Awarded Varuna Fellowhips

Writers from across the Northern Territory are being supported to take part in writing and professional development programs as part of a Territory Labor Government-funded agreement.

Construction Underway at Rocky Creek Bridge

Construction is underway on a new two-lane bridge and approach roads over the Rocky Creek Crossing on Robinson Road, Borroloola.

Uluru Named in Lonely Planet’s Top 3 Best Places to See in the World

Lonely Planet today confirmed what Territorians already knew, naming Australia’s spiritual heartland, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, as one of the best places to see in the world.

New Life Skills Camp Offers Prison Alternative for Central Australian Aboriginal Women

Attorney-General Selena Uibo will today officially open a new Life Skills Camp in Alice Springs, an alternative to prison for Aboriginal women that will deliver targeted rehabilitation to reduce recidivism.

Alice Springs Street Art Project: New Mural Depicts Ormiston Gorge

A landscape that captures the ancient wonder of the West MacDonnell Ranges is the latest work of art to grace the streets of Alice Springs.

Ripper First Weekend for Million Dollar Fish Season 6

For the first time in the competition’s history, three tagged barra have been caught in the first week of Million Dollar Fish Season 6 seeing $35,000 in cash prizes going to eager Territory fishos.

First Transitional Housing Program Tenants Move into The Gap

A new Transitional Housing Program has commenced in Alice Springs with the first residents moving into a new housing complex located on South Terrace, The Gap.

Grants rounds support the Territory’s creative industry

The Territory Labor Government has put $400,000 on the table to grow the creative and cultural economy; encourage artistic excellence and achievement; and enable community participation in arts and culture.

Grants round supports NT’s screen industry

Round Two of the Screen Territory COVID-19 Grants Program is now open for applications.

Remote Aboriginal Governance Grants Program Opens

Grants of up to $50,000 are now available to regional and remote Aboriginal controlled organisations, as part of the Territory Labor Government’s continuing rollout of its Local Decision Making Agenda.

Even More Ways to Win: Million Dollar Fish is Back

Anticipation is building for the sixth season of Million Dollar Fish with more chances to win the elusive $1 million dollar barra than ever.

Tourism grant to boost digital bookings will launch at October Business Month

As part of this year’s October Business Month event, the Territory Government will launch a new Book Now Digital Support Program to offer eligible tourism businesses grants of up to $5,000 in matched funding to deliver business improvements that will make it easier for consumers to book online.

Gardens Oval to Light Up the Sporting Community

The AFL and cricket community will be able to see things in a whole new light this week with the installation of new lighting at Gardens Oval.

The Laksa Festival is Back from 26 October

The Top End’s Laksa Festival is back for a second year, Chief Minister Michael Gunner has announced today.

Foster & Kinship Carer Excellence Awards 2020 Shines Light on the Out-of-Home Care Community

The Foster and Kinship Carer Excellence Awards have been held in eight locations across the Territory, with more than 140 nominations received.

Recognising our Health Frontline During COVID-19 on World Environmental Health Day

Our frontline staff across many agencies have played an integral part of the Northern Territory’s response to COVID-19; keeping our communities safe and saving lives.

Safer Communities: Plenty on Offer in School Holiday Program to Entertain Territory Kids

Territory kids from the Top End down to Central Australia have plenty of choice to keep them entertained these school holidays, with nearly 300 activities and events on offer.

Business Boosting Voucher Scheme Reaching More Territory Businesses

Litchfield Council and the City of Palmerston are the next in line to launch their business boosting voucher scheme, supported by the Territory Labor Government.

Tenders called for Arlparra subdivision

A new residential subdivision within the remote Utopia homelands, will pave the way for the construction of ten homes.

15 new Transportable Classrooms for NT Schools

Eight Northern Territory schools will share 15 new transportable classrooms, including the Barkly community of Alekarenge, where three new classrooms will replace ageing infrastructure.

Territory Proud – October Business Month Roadshow Launches

The Territory Labor Government is delivering a Territory grown October Business Month (OBM) packed with presentations, workshops and networking events to further support small businesses across the Territory.

Tourism NT Unveils Largest Ever Summer Campaign

The Northern Territory Government will launch its biggest summer tourism campaign ever, starting 1 October.

Tourism Industry Roadshow Kicks Off and Vouchers hit new Milestone

Tourism NT hits the road with a Territory wide industry roadshow commencing tomorrow in the Red Centre.

Nightcliff Police Station Scheduled for Early 2021 Completion

The 24-hour, seven-day a week Nightcliff Police Station has reached a significant milestone today with the roof installation commencing this week.

New Homes Rollout to Communities

Construction work on a prefabricated housing project continues with homes now rolling out to remote communities.

Time to test out that new lure - Palmerston Ponds Restocked with Barra

The Territory Labor Government have this week released 100 barramundi across a number of Palmerston lakes.

Creating Jobs and Protecting Land: Gamba Army Created

The Territory Labor Government has stepped up its fight against Gamba Grass today with the creation of Australia’s first Gamba Army, fulfilling a key election promise.

State-of-the-art new STEM Centre for Casuarina Senior College

Casuarina Senior College students will soon have access to cutting edge science and technology facilities, with construction about to begin on a new STEM centre.

Supporting Jobs on Country: $1.4 million in new Aboriginal Ranger Grants Awarded

The Territory Labor Government is supporting Aboriginal Territorians to realise their social and economic aspirations, while caring for country, with the latest round of Aboriginal Ranger Grants.

Parrtjima 2021 Dates Confirmed

The sights and sounds of Parrtjima – a 10-day Festival in Light experience kicked-off last night with Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Major Events Natasha Fyles announcing the 2021 dates.

NT Suicide Prevention Plan: Report Card Update

The Territory Labor Government has today released the second Suicide Prevention Report Card, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day and R U OK? day.

Chan Building Demolition hits new Milestone

Demolition of the Chan Building has hit a new milestone today.

New Ministry to Lead the Territory’s Economic Recovery

Chief Minister Michael Gunner has today announced the members of the new Northern Territory Government’s Ministry.

Putting Health First: 20 Extra Hospital Beds at RDH

The Territory Government today announced an additional 20 hospital beds will become available at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) following the opening of new ward Palmerston Regional Hospital.