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Industry Development Plan Looks to the Future

Monday, 30 September 2013

Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe, today launched the Department’s Industry Plan 2013-17.

Mr Westra van Holthe said that the department will play a vital role in achieving the government's vision of economic growth and development.

"To achieve this vision, the development of the Territory's agriculture and fisheries industries will be vital," Mr Westra van Holthe said.

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Channel Enhancement Building Trade Capacity Through Darwin Port

Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Darwin Port Corporation has lodged an application to deepen the shipping channel into the harbour by removing an area of sand ridges at Charles Point Patches.

“The projected growth in trade activity and development of major projects in the Territory will see an increase in shipping traffic at Darwin’s East Arm Port.  The Port is critical infrastructure for the Territory’s development, but navigation hazards are limiting access for Panamax bulk carriers and LNG tankers to the harbour,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

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Major Project Status for Mount Peake

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The Chief Minister Adam Giles is pleased to announce the Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to the Mount Peake project in Central Australia.

“This project is great news for Central Australia and more evidence the Territory is open for business,” Mr Giles said.

“The Government is committed to developing the Territory’s regions by supporting projects such a Mount Peake which create jobs and economies in the bush.”

To read the Chief Minister's press release, click the link below.

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Hornibrooks Wharf gets a $2.4 Million Upgrade

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Darwin Port Corporation recently recommissioned Hornibrooks Wharf, following the completion of an extensive upgrade to the wharf and deck facilities, worth $2.4 Million.

The improvements include:

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Big rig arrives for a month of maintence in Darwin Harbour

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The semi submersible drilling rig STENA CLYDE arrived in Darwin Harbour this morning, 24 September 2013.  This impressively large rig is scheduled to remain in Darwin Harbour for around 25 days for maintenance.  A 250 metre safety zone has been established via a Notice to Mariners around the vessel for the duration it remains in Darwin Harbour.

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Channel Enhancement - Building Trade Capacity Through Darwin Port

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Darwin Port Corporation has lodged an application to deepen the shipping channel into the harbour by removing an area of sand ridges at Charles Point Patches.

“The projected growth in trade activity and development of major projects in the Territory will see an increase in shipping traffic at Darwin’s East Arm Port.  The Port is critical infrastructure for the Territory’s development, but navigation hazards are limiting access for Panamax bulk carriers and LNG tankers to the harbour,” Chief Minister Adam Giles said.

To read the Minister's press release, click the li

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Shipping Channel Enhancement - Charles Point Patches

Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Darwin Port Corporation is proposing to deepen a small section of the existing shipping channel in Darwin harbour to allow safer and more efficient shipping access to the port.  The proposal involves dredging the existing shipping channel to 14 metres depth at Charles Point Patches to remove sand ridges that cross the channel.

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Cullen Bay Fuel

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Department of Infrastructure is undertaking essential work at Cullen Bay on Tuesday 24 September. This will require the fuel on the pontoon to be turned off from 8am to 5pm. Subsequently, fuel supplies will not be available from Cullen Bay for this period only. Vessels are asked to use alternative fuelling options at Fisherman’s Wharf.

We thank you for your co-operation. Enquiries can be directed to Project Manager, Ben Langdon on telephone 8999 4822.

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New Walkway to Fort Hill Mooring Dolphin

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

DPC Workshop staff recently oversaw the refurbishment and installation of a new walkway to the Fort Hill Wharf Mooring Dolphin.   This has greatly improved safe access to the dolphin mooring and is a welcome asset at Fort Hill Wharf.

The new walkway structure was originally salvaged from the Iron Ore Wharf demol

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DSO Brings Music to the Sea

Friday, 06 September 2013

The Northern Territory Government is proud to support a unique waterside event to Darwin, the Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Symphony on the Sea: Our Community Says Thank You.

The DSO will perform Symphony on the Sea: Our Community Says Thank You live from a barge, in an event that is the first of its kind at Stokes Hill Wharf. 

Member for Port Darwin John Elferink said a crowd of thousands is expected to attend tomorrow’s event that will take advantage of Darwin’s oldest and most iconic water-side setting.

“This free, family event will show

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