Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner
Long-Term Plans For Territory’s Economic Future
Victor P Taffa
Territorians are invited to have their say about the Northern Territory’s economic future through a series of economic summits being held across the Northern Territory (NT).
Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the summits were part of the process to develop a long-term economic framework that will shape the Territory’s future.
“Providing the Territory with clear long term plans for the economy will create certainty for businesses.” Chief Minister Gunner said.
“This is why, along with stimulus packages I announced to assist businesses in the Territory immediately, the Labor Government is also addressing a lack of long-term planning for the future through our Economic Summit series.”
“Territorians deserve a Government that always puts them first and listens and consults before taking decisive action.”
“As we enter the third phase of the Economic Summit Series, this is Territorians opportunity to help develop a framework that will guide our long term planning.” Chief Minister Gunner said.
First phases of forums were delivered over the last three months with industry groups, business, regional economic development committees and local stakeholders.
Second phase of stakeholder forums was to help develop principles, targeted strategies and recommendations.
“Today marks the start of the third phase of consultation; with the opportunity for the public have their say about the Territory’s economic future.” Chief Minister Gunner said.
“You can contribute to the discussion by providing comments on various themes and topic papers online, or by registering to attend one of the economic summits.”
“We want to hear your feedback and ideas about jobs our future industries and areas for investment.” Chief Minister Gunner said.
During March, the public will be able to provide input to the Economic Summits through a series of public forums.
Public forums will be held in:
- Darwin (Small Business session) -Wednesday 15 February
- Nhulunbuy -Thursday 2 March
- Tennant Creek -Monday 6 March
- Alice Springs -Tuesday 7 March
- Palmerston -Wednesday 8 March
- Katherine -Thursday 9 March
- Darwin -Monday 13 March
During the fourth and final stage of consultation, two final summits will be held in Alice Springs on 24 March 2017 and in Darwin on 29 March 2017. At these summits a draft Economic Development Framework will be presented to Territorians.
Registrations to attend these summits will open soon.