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Ship Lift Funding Top of Agenda At Facing North


Trade and investment opportunities in the Territory will be showcased when Chief Minister Michael Gunner leads a delegation of industry leaders to Canberra tomorrow.

The annual Facing North function will put the Territory and our economic opportunities before key decision makers in Canberra.

Representatives from more than 250 Territory businesses are participating in the event, which is a collaboration between the Darwin Major Business Group (DMBG) and Northern Territory Government.

This year’s Facing North event is strengthened by adding Forums and discussions on important Northern Territory job creating projects.

The forums will take place over two days where the Territory’s game changing industries will be discussed with Federal Ministers.

Darwin’s Ship Lift and marine services will be on the agenda with support gaining momentum with the Australian Industry Defence Network NT backing the project.

The Territory Government has committed $100 million for the $400 million project at East Arm. Additional funding is being sought through the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

Other forum discussions will focus on major job creating projects for Territorians, such as the Darwin Cities Deal, Defence and National Security, Aboriginal Education, Natural Gas and Kakadu Tourism Development.