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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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39ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S The Global Freight Connect 2004 conference was held in Darwin on 9-10 February 2004 to promote the new AustralAsia Trade Route. The inaugural conference attracted a large number of international, national and local participants, and won an achievement award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The first tenant at the Darwin Business Park was secured, with the official opening of Toll Holdings Stage 1 state of the art distribution and consolidation facility on 21 May 2004. Stage 1 of Tolls facilities is worth $10 million of a total $18 million development. The unit hosted the first Tropical Futures Forum at which the collaborative agreement for Tropical Knowledge between Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia was signed. Established a position to help facilitate regional developments opportunities in Katherine. In particular, a key role is to market and promote the benefits of the AustralAsia Trade Route to potential users and help grow Katherine as a regional freight hub. This position is also a member of the Regional Coordination Committee and is also facilitating opportunities in the tourism and agriculture sectors in conjunction with key stakeholder industry bodies and other Government agencies. Construction of Wickham Point LNG commenced on 28 June 2003 and is 30% complete and is 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 Wickham Point is under construction. OUTCOMES AND ACHIEVEMENTS Coordinated the 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. Coordinated investment missions to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, to promote investment opportunities associated with the major projects developments in the Territory including Oil and Gas, the AustralAsia Trade Route, Tourism, Darwin City Waterfront, Defence and Mining. Production of a publication, Investing in the Northern Territory, used by Government and the private sector to promote the Territory as an ideal investment location. Participated in the Australian Petroleum Production Exploration Association (APPEA) conference and exhibition in Melbourne with an exhibition booth promoting the petroleum opportunities in the Territory. Jeff Stuart, Colin Barrass and Linny Thom from the Office of Territory Development at the Global Freight Connect Conference in Darwin. TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT