The Northern Territory news Wed 28 Apr 2021
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WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2021 BUSINESS 17 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Final call to have say in survey TERRITORY businesses have until 3pm Friday to let the NT government know their feelings on how things are tracking by taking part in the Chamber of Commerce NTs first Business Confidence Survey since last years NT election. The revamped survey is focused on future workforce challenges, revenue expectations, understanding what businesses feel for the future, business financial fitness, how JobKeeper has impacted the NT, and business support and development frameworks. With the Territory still lagging in last place in the latest CommSec State of the States report there have been healthy signs of growth in the construction and new dwelling starts. Chamber of Commerce NT chief executive officer Greg Ireland said the 2021 Business Confidence Survey will allow business and the NT government to assess where support for business is most needed in a post-COVID world. GARY SHIPWAY Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics and give effect to the recommendations in the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission report. The role starts today, with Louise McCormick, currently the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics transport and civil services general manager, filling the interim appointment. A permanent Infrastructure Commissioner will be recruited. Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics Minister Eva Lawler said an infrastructure body and Infrastructure Commissioner would ensure the Territory has more expertise, winning projects. A key aspect of the new body will be to work with Infrastructure Australia to deliver nationally significant infrastructure projects, and have a seat at the table with other Australian jurisdictions when it comes to bidding for Big boost for infrastructure infrastructure projects, Ms Lawler said. The immediate work of the new Commissioner includes: Build on infrastructure work that government has already done. Work with the Major Project Commissioner to win projects. Develop a new Territory Infrastructure Strategy incorporating agency Strategic Infrastructure Plans, to get the right infrastructure built at the right time and place to support productivity, economic growth and regional sustainability; Oversee business cases and concept plans for shovel worthy government projects underpinned by appropriate community engagement and planning through the regional recovery committees. Review and define processes to assess and prioritise all major publicly funded infrastructure investment proposals. THE prospects of the Territory securing more nationally significant infrastructure projects is being given more clout with the establishment of a Northern Territory Infrastructure Commission. Infrastructure Australia chief executive Romilly Madew has hailed the news as an exciting milestone for the Territory. As one of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commissioners, my colleagues and I on the Commission highlighted the benefit a NT infrastructure body, representing all of the Territorys infrastructure interests nationally, would have in supporting development and growth, she said. The Infrastructure NT Commissioner will have a direct channel to the Minister for E XC LU S I V E GARY SHIPWAY Milestone appointment hailed The manganese ore is crushed separated and sorted in the processing plant at the BHP Billiton/GEMCO Groote Eylandt manganese mine. SOUTH32 has set a year-to-date production record for its Australian manganese operations at its Northern Territory Groote Eylandt Mining Company operation (GEMCO). South32 chief executive Graham Kerr was upbeat about the companys year to date manganese production record results in Australia and Brazil alumina. We increased our production guidance for South Africa manganese as we continue to respond to market conditions and at Cannington off the back of continued strong underground performance. The 4.329 million wet metric tonnes of high-grade manganese produced at Groote Eylandt were a 5 per cent increase on last years prior corresponding results. South32 said despite this, production guidance of 3500 wet metric tonnes for the manganese operation will remain unchanged in consideration of the effects of the wet season. GEMCOS GROOTE RECORD GARY SHIPWAY Double The Fun At DoubleTree