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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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41ANNUAL REPORT 2003 - 2004 O U TP U T G R O U P S 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 and the AustralAsia Trade Route. Supported the Defence, McArthur River Mine and Tourism Infrastructure Taskforces and the Darwin City Waterfront Team. OUTLOOK Continue facilitation of the Alcan Gove expansion project and obtain the final investment decision on the $2 billion expansion of the Alcan Refinery. Continue facilitation of the Blacktip and Trans-Territory Pipeline (TTP) projects. Secure more tenants to establish freight logistics businesses and value-adding facilities at the Darwin Business Park. Expand shipping services to include a fixed day weekly Singapore to Darwin service and secure a dedicated Shanghai to Darwin service. Support the development of new mineral exports from the Territory through the provision of Bulk Handling Materials Facilities at East Arm Wharf. Host an Australian Automotive Products and Tyre Industry Workshop in September 2004 with the aim of showcasing Darwins transport logistics capabilities to service the industries and to facilitate trial shipments of tyres imported via the new AustralAsia Trade Route. Develop project vendor mapping and investment cases to attract new investment into the Territory. Coordinate the governments efforts to attract additional investment around the Territorys major economic projects. Hold the first meeting of the Northern Territory Research and Innovation Board and administer the first round of grants. Continue commitment to Darwin City Waterfront and Darwin Convention and Exhibition Centre, announcement of the preferred consortia to occur in September 2004. In conjunction with Charles Darwin University, coordinate the roles and responsibilities of the chairs of Tropical and Desert Knowledge and develop the Desert and Tropical Knowledge schedules. Leadership in the Alcan/ Blacktip/ TTP Task force, Tourism Task force and the AustralAsia Trade Route Task force and support to the Darwin City Waterfront Project Team. The construction phase of the ConocoPhillips LNG Plant is anticipated to take three years. In the first 10 months of the construction phase, the project is already making an impact on the Territory economy and is ahead of time. TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT