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Help us plan for the future of north Australia

Welcome to the Developing the North of Australia online community.

This is a place where you can discuss and share your ideas about how we should develop the Territory and northern Australia. 

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About  |  Why the NT  |  Developing the North  |  White paper  |  Joint Select Committee  |  Contacts 

Help us plan for the future of north Australia

Welcome to the Developing the North of Australia online community.

This is a place where you can discuss and share your ideas about how we should develop the Territory and northern Australia. 

You can get involved by commenting on the news stories below, joining in on community discussions and telling us where your favourite place in the Territory is.

You will need to register to join in the conversation, which only takes a minute.

News

  • Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum

    3 months ago
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    The 4th Annual Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum will be hosted at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre in Katherine on the 24-25 May 2016.

    The 4th Annual Katherine Regional Mining & Exploration Forum will be hosted at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre in Katherine on the 24-25 May 2016.

  • ACCC to hold horticulture and viticulture regional workshops

    3 months ago
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    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting people in the horticulture and viticulture industries to participate in a series of regional workshops it is hosting across Australia. “The purpose of these workshops is to hear directly from growers and other horticulture and viticulture industry participants about the key competition and fair trading issues that affect them,” ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh said.


    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting people in the horticulture and viticulture industries to participate in a series of regional workshops it is hosting across Australia. “The purpose of these workshops is to hear directly from growers and other horticulture and viticulture industry participants about the key competition and fair trading issues that affect them,” ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh said.


  • Territory Expo

    3 months ago
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    The Open Territory show rolls on with more than 90 Territory businesses displaying their wares and offering promotions at Territory Expo this weekend.

    The Open Territory show rolls on with more than 90 Territory businesses displaying their wares and offering promotions at Territory Expo this weekend.

  • Grape Expectations

    3 months ago
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    After 30 years research by the CSIRO, an exciting project is budding to life at the Arid Zone Research Institute in Alice Springs.

    After 30 years research by the CSIRO, an exciting project is budding to life at the Arid Zone Research Institute in Alice Springs.

  • Kakadu in the spotlight with new tourism campaign

    3 months ago
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    Holiday-makers will be encouraged to travel to Kakadu during a new Australia-wide advertising campaign by Tourism NT.

    The campaign aims to educate Australians about Kakadu and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the iconic movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’.

    As part of the campaign, a series of quirky Tweetbuster videos will be used to tackle barriers people may have about travel to Kakadu in order to boost visitors to the region.

    “Kakadu is one of the jewels in the Territory tourism crown and this new campaign will tell Aussies it is a must-do holiday,” said Tourism... Continue reading

    Holiday-makers will be encouraged to travel to Kakadu during a new Australia-wide advertising campaign by Tourism NT.

    The campaign aims to educate Australians about Kakadu and coincides with the 30th anniversary of the iconic movie ‘Crocodile Dundee’.

    As part of the campaign, a series of quirky Tweetbuster videos will be used to tackle barriers people may have about travel to Kakadu in order to boost visitors to the region.

    “Kakadu is one of the jewels in the Territory tourism crown and this new campaign will tell Aussies it is a must-do holiday,” said Tourism NT CEO, Tony Mayell.

    “The new Tweetbuster videos provide the opportunity to connect key Kakadu tourism operators directly with potential holiday-makers through YouTube and Facebook and dispel some myths that Kakadu is too boring or too hard to get to.”

    Christian Diddams, an Interpretive Ranger at Kakadu National Park, who features in one of the Tweetbuster videos said it was great Tourism NT was using people “on the ground” to sell Kakadu to the rest of Australia.

    “It is very important to break down these travel barriers, which tend to be peoples own generalisations, stereotypes and lack of awareness. Maybe by doing this campaign, those mental barriers may be removed and allow visitors to have a glimpse of this incredible living cultural landscape I have the privilege to call home,” Mr Diddams said.

    The Tweetbusters episodes show viewers how easy it is to travel through Kakadu, highlighting attractions such as Ubirr lookout, Jim Jim Waterfalls, Yellow Water Billabong and Gunlom Falls.

    As part of the Kakadu campaign, popular Australian breakfast television show, Sunrise, will broadcast weather segments live from Yellow Water Billabong on Tuesday 26 April and Wildman Wilderness Lodge in Kakadu on Wednesday 27 April showcasing to viewers that Kakadu is home to a range of unique activities found nowhere else in Australia.

    “We couldn’t be more excited to show our viewers a slice of the tropical Top End in Kakadu; and it’s timely, with the 30th anniversary of Crocodile Dundee coming up,” said Sunrise weather producer Sean Flynn.

    “We’re keen to give the rest of Australia a fresh reminder of what’s on offer in their own backyard.”

    The campaign also includes a Kakadu feature in the April edition of Australian Traveller Magazine and a dedicated microsite that will promote Dry Season travel deals. A key focus of the campaign will be to highlight the Nature’s Way Drive, promoting Katherine and Darwin as gateway points to Kakadu in order for visitors to extend their holiday to other parts of the Top End.

    The Kakadu campaign will run for four weeks from 22 April – 22 May and is part of the NT Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 billion visitor economy by 2020.

  • March Infrastructure spend ensures sustainable future

    3 months ago
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    The Northern Territory Government has spent over $500 million this financial year, as part of the record $1.5 billion infrastructure program.

    The Northern Territory Government has spent over $500 million this financial year, as part of the record $1.5 billion infrastructure program.

  • Request for Proposal – Ord Stage 3 Irrigated Agricultural Development

    3 months ago
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    The Ord Stage 3 irrigated agricultural development has taken a major step forward.


    The Ord Stage 3 irrigated agricultural development has taken a major step forward.


  • Giant wine glass securing Palmerston’s future water supply

    3 months ago
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    Power and Water Corporation’s new elevated water storage tank in Palmerston has today reached a major project milestone.

    Power and Water Corporation’s new elevated water storage tank in Palmerston has today reached a major project milestone.

  • Central Australia to reap benefits from tourism infrastructure funding

    4 months ago
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    Tourists who are disabled or elderly will soon be able to enjoy the beauty and wonder of Standley Chasm in Central Australia with construction beginning on new wheelchair accessible walking trails at the attraction.

    Tourists who are disabled or elderly will soon be able to enjoy the beauty and wonder of Standley Chasm in Central Australia with construction beginning on new wheelchair accessible walking trails at the attraction.

  • The Northern Territory to take over Melbourne’s Federation Square

    4 months ago
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    One of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks will undergo an “outback” makeover this week when Northern Territory tourism operators take over Federation Square.

    One of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks will undergo an “outback” makeover this week when Northern Territory tourism operators take over Federation Square.