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Ministerial Statement Environmental Impact Assessment of a Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Hon. Mike Reed Minister for Lands Planning and Environment dated 20 November 1996

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Ministerial Statement Environmental Impact Assessment of a Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Hon. Mike Reed Minister for Lands Planning and Environment dated 20 November 1996

Other title

Tabled Paper 2838

Collection

Tabled Papers for 7th Assembly 1994 - 1997; Tabled papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1996-11-20

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Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/289834

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/403431

Page content

THIS PROPOSAL BY PHILLIPS PETROLEUM IS THE LARGEST INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT EVER TO BE UNDERTAKEN IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. THE PROJECT BRINGS WITH IT INVESTMENT OF $1.9 BILLION, 1700 CONSTRUCTION JOBS OVER THREE TO FOUR YEARS, 75 DIRECT PERMANENT JOBS, AND LONG-TERM LOCAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPORT INCOME. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE IMPACT OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF OFFSHORE FACILITIES FOR BAYU-UNDAN IN THE ZONE OF COOPERATION AND DARWINS ROLE IN SUPPORTING THESE OPERATIONS. IT INTRODUCES TO THE TERRITORY AN ENTIRELY NEW INDUSTRY WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY, AND EXCITING EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG TERRITORIANS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY FOR THE PROJECT WILL PEAK AT A TIME WHEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MAJOR DEFENCE INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE WINDING DOWN AND MAJOR NEW DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WILL BE REQUIRED. WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LNG PLANT, THIS PROJECT ALSO CONFIRMS THE NORTHERN TERRITORYS COMING OF AGE AS A MAJOR AUSTRALIAN PETROLEUM PRODUCER. 11


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