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Annual report 2003 - 2004



Annual report 2003 - 2004

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Department of the Chief Minister


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






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38 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MINISTER O U TP U T G R O U P S TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT OVERVIEW Key activities undertaken by the Office of Territory Development include: major project facilitation and development; resource development, including offshore oil and gas, onshore gas based industrial development and emerging industry capabilities; business attraction maximising opportunities arising from the new railway, port and transcontinental freight corridor between southern Australia and Asia; innovation and new economy projects based on desert and tropical research; and other major projects including the Darwin City Waterfront, marketing and positioning the Territory in key markets. HIGHLIGHTS Completed the concept of an integrated development and secured $100 million as the Government commitment for the Darwin City Waterfront redevelopment project (incorporating the Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre). Extensive community consultation was undertaken. TERRITO RY D EV ELO PM EN T STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE Creating jobs for Territorians Facilitating the directions and priorities of Government Leadership of cross-agency coordination NATURE OF CONTRIBUTION Worked with Phillips and Bechtel to maximise local contracts and employment as the Wickham Point LNG commenced.The project is 30% complete and on target for commercial production in the first half of 2005. More than 1000 people employed on construction of which 54% are local. The 26 inch diameter gas pipeline from Bayu-Undan to Darwin is under construction. Coordinated an investment trip to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing by the Chief Minister and a private sector delegation in April 2004. The mission targeted the promotion of the Territory as a place for new investment with a focus on the new AustralAsia Trade Route, new aviation and shipping links, specific industry development opportunities and intergovernmental relationships. Provided support to the Major Projects Group and task forces, including being lead agency for the following task forces: Wickham Point LNG, Alcan/ TTP/ Blacktip, AustralAsia Trade Route and Darwin City Waterfront. Supported Defence, McArthur River Mine and Tourism Infrastructure Task forces.

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