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ICN puts NT electrical contractors “on the map”

From humble beginning as a sole trader electrical business to winning multi-million-dollar defence contracts, Molloy Electrical Contracting Pty Ltd is a Northern Territory success story. The company had been tendering for NT Government jobs, with some success, but wanted to expand into Defence work. They invested in training and development and hired new staff to … Continued

14 October 2021

New FSPO contractor for Barossa Offshore

ICN NT has partnered with Santos to identify local capacity and raise awareness of opportunities to supply goods and services to the Barossa Offshore gas and condensate field project. Santos has awarded a number of Engineering, Procurement and Construction contracts, with BW Offshore (BWO) now engaged to build the project’s floating production storage and offloading … Continued

1 July 2021

NT Newsletter – May 2021

Welcome ICN NT, along with the Chamber of Commerce NT, has advertised for a Regional Manager/Industry Advisor to take up an exciting new Regional Manager/Industry Advisor position in Gove. This position will be modeled on the successful joint role occupied by Colin Abbott in Katherine. It is a challenging task to serve two masters but … Continued

31 May 2021

NT Newsletter – April 2021

Welcome, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged the challenges facing NT businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors in terms of finding staff to deal with the influx of tourists expected over the months ahead. The Federal Government’s airfares incentive scheme is much appreciated and hopefully will prove a windfall for these sectors which were … Continued

30 April 2021

NT Newsletter – March 2021

Welcome, Santos’ announcement that a Final Investment Decision (FID) has been made on their US$3.6B Barossa gas and condensate project is great news for their joint venture and the Northern Territory. As the Santos Managing Director and CEO Kevin Gallagher says; “Barossa and Darwin LNG life extension will create 600 jobs throughout the construction phase … Continued

31 March 2021

NT Newsletter – February 2021

Welcome If the Territory needed any more evidence that its economy was on the turn, recent events went a long way towards providing it. Infrastructure Australia compiles a list of Infrastructure Priority projects and the NT featured heavily with the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Darwin’s Middle Arm Precinct infrastructure, large-scale Territory solar generation and remote NT community power generation … Continued

28 February 2021

NT Newsletter January 2021

Welcome We survived 2020 in better shape than most of our interstate compatriots and there should be optimism that things will continue to improve in 2021. Whilst there is no doubt Government stimulus programs have brought renewed vigour to the business sector; the Defence projects underway and pending, off and on shore oil & gas activity … Continued

31 January 2021

NT Newsletter November 2020

The Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission (TERC) met in Darwin recently ahead of the formal handover of their findings to the Northern Territory Government. The Government must be congratulated for bringing together such eminent Australians to review our situation and provide some learned viewpoints on how we should address our precarious current economic position. TERC made … Continued

30 November 2020

NT Newsletter October 2020

The ICN NT Annual General Meeting was held in October with our shareholders, Master Builders NT and Chamber of Commerce NT each endorsing three Board members to represent their organisations. Dick Guit, Scott Chapman and Peter O’Leary will continue to represent Master Builders NT while Greg Ireland, Stuart Kenny and Doug Phillips will represent the … Continued

30 October 2020

NT Newsletter September 2020

I’ve mentioned previously the lobbying campaign undertaken primarily by Master Builders NT aimed at achieving a greater share of regional work emanating from Defence projects. Obviously, this is a Northern Territory centric consideration for Master Builders NT, but all regional centres across Australia hosting Defence facilities are in a similar situation. The Defence Minister, Senator … Continued

30 September 2020

NT Newsletter August 2020

Plaudits are due to McArthur River Mine management for taking the aggressive approach to local business engagement over recent times. By promoting their operational requirements on ICN Gateway they are interacting with a database highly representational of NT businesses, promoting equal opportunity to all capable businesses in specific categories and doing so through a transparent … Continued

31 August 2020

NT Newsletter July 2020

The first report by the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission (TERC) was handed down this month. The Commission, headed by former Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Darwin born and raised international industry heavyweight Andrew Liveris, outlined some high level opportunities for the Northern Territory to invest in infrastructure which would have a return on investment for … Continued

31 July 2020

NT Newsletter May 2020

ICN has wanted to establish a presence in Katherine for some time and a joint venture with the Chamber of Commerce NT has enabled us to do so. The Katherine region has a growing national focus for a number of sectors but particularly Defence at Tindal Airforce Base and the establishment of a highly prospective … Continued

31 May 2020

NT Newsletter April 2020

Two vital sectors to our economy, tourism and hospitality, continue to bear the brunt of the necessary Government COVID-19 shut down responses, but there are still a reasonable amount of opportunities particularly in the construction related areas. The Northern Territory Government’s stimulus programs are now fully committed and with the Home Improvement Scheme being boosted … Continued

29 April 2020

NT Newsletter March 2020

We are all being updated daily on the various actions being adopted by organisations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been hearing encouraging stories of innovation and adaptation and of course, unfortunately, closure of local businesses. In line with all the assistance programs currently being rolled out for business across the Territory, ICN is undertaking … Continued

31 March 2020

NT Newsletter February 2020

There is an expectation of an upturn in construction later this year, predominately on the back of Defence related projects. Laing O’Rourke’s HMAS Coonawarra and Larrakeyah Barracks upgrades are well and truly underway and packages are still being released and advertised through ICN Gateway. Whilst parliamentary processes are still in progress, Lendlease is proceeding with … Continued

28 February 2020

NT Newsletter January 2020

As an extension of my role as CEO of ICN NT, I sit on a number of Committees and Boards of various Government and non-Government organisations whereby the viewpoint of ICN is deemed to be of value. I also sit as Chair of the NT Business Council, an organisation that brings together the Executive Officers … Continued

30 January 2020

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