Darwin luxury hotel approved by DCA
The Development Consent Authority has today approved the $200 million Darwin luxury hotel development at the Darwin Waterfront.
The Darwin Westin will be operated by Westin Hotels and Resorts.
The project is expected to create up to 500 jobs for Territorians during construction and a further 150 jobs ongoing in operation.
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$4.8 million for Darwin International Airport Freight Hub under Building Better Regions
- $4.8 million for Darwin International Airport Freight and Education Hub under round two of the Building Better Regions fund.
- Project will create 60 jobs during construction and hundreds more direct and indirect jobs in the region.
- One hundred and thirty-six projects will be funded under the infrastructure projects stream, with the Australian Government investing over $200 million.
Trade and freight opportunities for the Northern Territory is set to get a massive boost with $4.8 million for a Freight and Training Hub at Darwin International Airport under the Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Projects stream.
Darwin is door to Asia
Building Australia's economic and defence interests in Northern Australia are aligned and the Territory is the natural gateway, the Foreign Minister says.
During a visit to the offices of the NT News, the Foreign Minister, who is leading a 70-strong diplomatic delegation to the Territory, said the Northern Territory's proximity to southeast Asia provided major opportunities.
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Diplomatic delegation visit Darwin
The Australian Government Minister for Foreign Affairs will showcase Northern Territory business, tourism and investment opportunities by leading a delegation of 70 Canberra-based ambassadors and high commissioners from around 70 nations to Darwin from 5 to 6 July.
The two-day visit will be an opportunity to promote internationally the dynamic Northern Territory economy. Members of the diplomatic corps will meet local leaders in government, business and academia, and identify trade and investment opportunities for their home countries.
Read the full media release on diplomatic delegation visit Darwin.
New visa pilot to attract the best of global talent to Australia
Highly skilled workers from around the world will have a new visa pathway into Australia as a part of the Australian Government's new Global Talent Scheme pilot program.
From 1 July all businesses will be able to sponsor highly skilled and specialised workers who will help to grow their businesses and create more jobs.