24 Sep 2018

Facing North

Australia’s industry leaders and decision makers turned their attention to Northern Australia last week for the second annual Facing North event.

A 160 strong Team NT delegation made up of  businesses, industry and government representatives travelled to Canberra to show case the Territory’s investment and economic potential.

Investment projects highlighted at the event included the Ship Lift and Marine Industry Park. When operational the ship lift facility will be used across Defence and Australian Boarder Force, oil and gas, fishing and commercial fleets.

With an estimated onshore gas resources of 500 trillion cubic feet in offshore resources, the Territory is positioning its self to be a world class gas production, manufacturing and service hub by 2030.

Facing North was also the official national lunch of the new Masterbrand The Territory, Boundless Possible.

Boundless Possible is designed to shift outside perceptions of the Northern Territory and encourage people to invest, do business and live and work here.

Darwin Major Business Group Chairman Ian Kew said, “The annual event is creating the momentum it set out to and is raising the Territory’s profile at the highest level.”

“Facing North is about showcasing Darwin and the Territory as a sophisticated, professional, modern and diverse economy with real opportunities. Only by operating as a collective are we able to achieve that.”

Facing North is a collaborative initiative between the Darwin Major Business Group and the Northern Territory Government.