Live export industry moooving quickly
The Northern Territory’s live export industry is off to a flying start this year with more than 30 000 head of cattle exported from Darwin during January.
Minister for Primary Industry and Resources said the figures - more than double those of January 2017 – confirmed the high level of demand for Australian cattle overseas, and reinforced the need to invest in the industry.
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World's second-most powerful battery after Tesla mooted for Top End
The world's second-most powerful battery could be built in the Top End as part of a plan to produce more renewable energy for the Northern Territory (NT).
Territory Generation, the NT Government-owned corporation that runs power plants in the jurisdiction, wants to build a large-scale renewable energy storage system for Darwin and Katherine.
It has released an expression of interest for a 25 to 45 megawatt battery.
Hopes rise for NT mining
The Northern Territory (NT) mining industry has received another major boost with the announcement that the proposed Molyhil tungsten and molybdenum project in Central Australia has had its life extended by 17% to seven years.
This follows good news last week that another mining project, the $1.19 billion Nolan's rare earths mine north of Alice Springs has been recommended for approval by the NT Environment Protection Authority.
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Catching success: Humpty Doo Barramundi celebrates further expansion
Territory success story Humpty Doo Barramundi is celebrating the commissioning of a new set of ponds to complete its expansion, after demand for its saltwater barra has continued to climb.
The Northern Territory Government’s Memorandum of Cooperation with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has already seen the local business dip a toe in the export market by sending fresh barra to be tested by sashimi chefs in Singapore and Tokyo. Humpty Doo Barramundi is hoping this latest expansion will allow it to engage even more with overseas markets.
Space base launches into next critical step
The Chief Minister today welcomed the announcement that Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) and Gumatj Corporation have secured land in North East Arnhem Land to establish Australia’s first commercial space centre.
The Northern Territory Government has also signed a Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) with ELA, Gumatj and Developing East Arnhem Limited to work together to support the first phase of the Arnhem Space Centre.
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