Territory regional growth

The Northern Territory (NT) Government is focused on attracting new investment in regional areas.

Regional areas of the NT offer economic opportunities in mineral and energy resources, tourism, and agricultural products such as:

  • meat
  • seafood
  • fruit
  • vegetables
  • crops
  • forestry and
  • ornamental plants.

The potential commercial benefit from native flora and fauna, food and medicines is largely untapped.

The Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet is helping to create new economic opportunities by:

  • strengthening relationships between private enterprise and government through the NT regional development framework
  • financial support through the regional economic development fund
  • supporting regional economic development committees to give advice to government on local needs
  • providing NT regional economic profiles to attract investment
  • managing selected projects to maximise investment opportunities.

To the read more about the regional economic development fund, go to the Northern Territory Government website.

NT regional development framework

The NT regional development framework gives local communities the opportunity to:

  • drive their own development goals and ideas and
  • contribute to government decisions that affect their region.

The regional development framework includes 5 Territory Regional Growth committees in:

  • East Arnhem
  • Big Rivers
  • Central Australia
  • Barkly
  • Tiwi Islands.

Last updated: 24 June 2022

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