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Immediate rebound initiatives

Strengths and opportunities

A series of immediate rebound initiatives are proposed that harness the Territory’s competitive advantages and make the most of opportunities. Now is the time to be decisive, brave and bold while playing to our strengths and natural advantages.

Change the way government does business to build on the agility demonstrated through the coronavirus (COVID-19) response Establish a Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission along with dedicated expert advice and support teams Consolidating Darwin as a National Resilience Centre to support emergency response and resilience activities both in Australia and the region Supporting our tourism industry to rebuild and grow Getting advanced investment projects across the line, including development of financing strategies that can harness external sources of capital to support new investments Major project coordinator Strategic investments to advance the Territory’s potential as a clean energy, advanced manufacturing hub Early investment in critical enabling infrastructure Ship Lift and Marine Industry Park Charles Darwin University Darwin City Campus National Aboriginal Art Gallery in Alice Springs Supporting the creative industries sector to become more sustainable with a focus on growing the textile and live music elements Develop and enhance medical and medical research facilities in the Territory Skills development and training to ensure a capable and future ready workforce Supporting Traditional Owners and land councils to progress the development of projects in their communities and on their land Aftercare for existing projects Water security for our environment, for drinking, growing and making Building economic opportunities in the delivery of human services to achieve better outcomes in Aboriginal communities Realising the potential for expanded agricultural development in food and fibre Establishing regional fresh produce supply chains to maximise returns and scope processing opportunities to capture value Supporting the pastoral industry to remain resilient in an environment of a highly variable climate and market conditions Support ongoing development of the resources sector by continuing to support geological exploration Creating a knowledge-based industry precinct around secure data centres linked with undersea cable networks Advancing new industries including renewables, marine services and space Preparing for the world to rebound by refining trade market engagement strategies Mobilising a displaced workforce to protect key Territory assets Growing the Territory’s population to support new and existing industries and create jobs through additional demand for goods and services
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