Local business

Significant opportunities to broaden local business service and supply offerings are emerging as we harness our competitive advantages and pursue low emissions gas-led growth pathways.

Darwin is already the service and supply hub for four liquified natural gas (LNG) trains, with two at Ichthys LNG and one each at Darwin LNG and the offshore Prelude Floating LNG facility. Territory local businesses continue to demonstrate capacity, capability and highly skilled workforces to support today's industry needs, and readiness to support future gas-led growth projects.

Significant investment and local business growth opportunities in the Territory's service and supply sectors will emerge in Darwin and regional centres as onshore exploration and appraisal activities ramp up.

In preparation for industry growth, the Gas Service and Supply Plan has been developed, seeking to double the level of local content in gas industry contracts, to at least 50 per cent by 2025, and to maximise Territory workforce participation across all phases of development and operation.

This will be achieved through the three pillars of the gas service and supply plan:

  • strengthen the commitment to local content by gas operators and contractors
  • grow the local workforce and business capability
  • strategically develop the service and supply ecosystem.

Growing the Territory's gas service and supply industry and maximising local content is a key part of building a vibrant and resilient economy.

Case study: Winnellie Hydraulics

Winnellie Hydraulics is a proudly local, family-owned business.

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