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Creating Ongoing Local Jobs and Boosting Investor Confidence in the Territory

In another sign of investor confidence in the Northern Territory Santos has announced further development to their Barossa project with awarding of the contract for the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, located 300kms north of Darwin with further final investment decisions being made by 2021.

With a number of gas projects on the horizon, the Territory is in a position for continued ongoing jobs in this sector.

Clean Fuels:


Kittyhawk micro LNG Project:


Quotes attributed to Chief Minister Michael Gunner:

“It took a Labor Government to deliver INPEX and it’s taken a Labor Government to deliver the post INPEX plan, which the CLP failed to do.

“The Labor Government is now delivering on its promise to make the Territory a world class hub for gas production and manufacturing and services.

“Private sector investment creates strong economic growth and more local jobs - especially more permanent jobs. This is how we break out of the Territory’s boom and bust cycle, and this is why the Territory Labor Government will support private enterprises wanting to do business here.”


Quotes attributed to Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby:

“The Territory Labor Government’s focus on creating local jobs and supporting local businesses is being delivered through the commencement of these projects.

“Under our Government, we are seeing confidence in the Territory’s mining sector and strong interest in our resources - will continue to support investment into the Territory’s mining sector – creating local business opportunities and delivering local jobs.”


Media contact: Cameron Angus 0404 021 192