$10 million NT Government investment in jobs
Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced $10 million from Budget 2017 to establish a new Marine Services Hub in Darwin Harbour, underpinning the proposed $100 million Ship Lift facility which has the potential to create hundreds of construction and ongoing jobs.
The $10 million comprises a $5 million investment by the Territory’s Land Development Corporation (LDC) to service land adjacent to the proposed Ship Lift for marine-related businesses to set up shop, and $5 million in collaboration with Pearl Marine Engineering (PME) to progress the project through due diligence.
Next mining boom in Australia will be driven by tech metals for renewable energy and technologies
The Australian mining industry is on the verge of a new mining boom based around so-called tech metals.
And as the race cranks up across the nation to find new deposits of rare earths and other metals, industry itself is calling for the development of a value-adding component.
Research opens up opportunities for African mahogany industry
A project to optimise value from African mahogany plantations has become the first Territory project to attract forest wood products industry R&D funding.
Department of Primary Industry and Resources Principal Research Scientist Dr Mila Bristow said plantation forestry was an increasingly important industry and the second largest production land use in the Northern Territory after cattle grazing, with more than 49,500ha of the NT currently used to produce forestry products in managed plantations.
Mapping the Future for jobs and investment: Budget 2017
The Territory Labor Government has released its new $9.935 million Mapping the Future program which will support scientific teams to identify potential productive land for future use in regional areas and improve natural resources information.
Minister for Environment and Natural Resources said the program would map the soil, water and biodiversity assets in regional parts of the NT.
Top End abattoir applies to access Chinese beef market, with Europe an option for buffalo meat
The owner of the Northern Territory's Livingstone beef abattoir says it hopes to soon sell meat to China, capitalising on increased market access.
It comes as the Australian Government announced an expansion in the number of meat processors allowed to export chilled beef to China would increase significantly, with other pending approvals fast-tracked.
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