Feedback so far
The government is committed to transparent consultation and sharing the outcomes of this consultation with all Territorians.
The first phase of the consultation is now complete and a summary of the feedback is below.
Updates on the feedback received during each phase of the economic summit series will be published in this section.
The first phase of consultations has been held in Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs with industry groups, business, regional economic development committees and local stakeholders.
The initial consultations revealed a number of common issues across industries and locations.
Challenges around the key factors of production - land, labour and capital featured strongly as did enterprise and innovation, connectivity, relationships and liveability.
From these issues raised, six preliminary factors or 'levers' have been refined which we can utilise to accelerate economic growth:
- Enterprise and innovation
These levers will be the focus of the second phase of the summit process to develop principles, targeted strategies and recommendations.
Presentation delivered to stakeholders who participated in Phase 1
Phase 2 and 3
The NT Government, in partnership with Deloitte has facilitated input from stakeholder groups and between October 2016 and March 2017 through a series of mini-summits, forums and workshops across the NT. These sessions have heard stakeholder thoughts and ideas, from a regional and sector-based perspective, on what should be included in an economic development framework.
A total of nearly 50 individual engagements have been held and over 600 individual stakeholders have been consulted across the NT.
Input from these consultations has been collated into draft documents for discussion at the two upcoming economic summits in Alice Springs (24 March 2017) and Darwin (29 March 2017).
During the fourth and final stage of consultation, two summits will be held in Alice Springs and Darwin on 24 March and 29 March 2017 respectively, where a draft Economic Development Framework, draft Infrastructure Strategy and draft Infrastructure Plan will be presented to Territorians.
Alice Springs Economic Summit
Over 100 people attended the economic summit in Alice Springs (24 March 2017) to provide input to the Territory’s draft Economic Development Framework.
The summit included keynote addresses outlining the position of the Territory economy, the purpose and directions for the summit and the challenge of meeting the Territory’s future infrastructure needs. For further information, please view Communique #1.