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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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