Regional committees

Central Australian Economic Reconstruction Committee

The Central Australian Economic Reconstruction Committee will provide advice to the Minister for Central Australian Reconstruction on creating jobs, attracting investment including in remote communities, and ensuring priority economic projects are fast-tracked.

The committee was appointed in June 2020 and will operate up to 24 months. It’s membership includes:

  • Hon Chansey Paech (chair), Minister for Central Australia Economic Reconstruction (Chair)
  • Dan Falzon, local businessman, Deputy Chair
  • Danial Rochford, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Central Australia
  • Chris Neck, local businessman
  • Steve Brouwer, local businessman
  • Brad Bellette, local businessman
  • Jay Walker, Chair of the CA Chamber of Commerce
  • Jennifer Nixon, community representative
  • Jade Kudrenko, community representative

Regional reconstruction committees

The Regional Economic Development Committees established for the East Arnhem, Big Rivers and Barkly regions have been refocused to provide advice to government, the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission and Team Territory on the regional development needs and priorities of the region.

Activate Darwin Advisory Board

  • Ms Anya Lorimer (Chair), Director Campaign Edge Sprout
  • Ms Bilawara Lee, Larrakia Elder, Indigenous Leadership Academic – Charles Darwin University
  • Mr Michael Hannon, Director Hannon Group
  • Ms Darlene Chin, Owner, Attitude for Men, Dress Code and Thomas Chin Pty Ltd.
  • Mr Jason Hanna, Director, Milestone Group
  • Mr Andrew Boller, Director, Boltec Pty Ltd
  • Mr Alex Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Hospitality NT
  • Mr Mark Garraway, Director, Downtown Pty Ltd and President of the Property Council of Australia (NT)
  • Mr Paul Arnold, Local Government Alderman
  • Mr Simon Niblock

Top End Regional Reconstruction Committee

  • Matthew Ryan - West Arnhem Regional Council
  • Justin O’Brien - Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation
  • Scott McIntyre - Thamarrurr Development Corporation
  • Angela Piper - Sealink
  • Stephen Wauchope Bunn - Chairperson Demed Aboriginal Corporation (Gunbalanya, West Arnhem)
  • Wayne Kalakala - Chairperson Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (Maningrida, West Arnhem)
  • Bunug Galaminda - Chairperson Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation (Warruwi, West Arnhem)
  • Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr - Director Green River Aboriginal Corporation (Nauiyu, West Daly)
  • Ralph Narburup (Nganmarriyanga/Wadeye, West Daly)
  • Chris Tedcastle – General Manager Murin Air (Wadeye, West Daly)
  • Jan Patrick Johnson - Vice-President Nguiu Ullintjinni Association Incorporated (Tiwi Islands)
  • Kim Puruntatameri - Chairperson Tiwi Plantations Corporation, Tiwi Land Council (Tiwi Islands)
  • Mary Dunn - Director Tiwi Partners, TIRC Councillor (Tiwi Islands)

Palmerston and Litchfield Regional Reconstruction Committee

  • Athena Pascoe-Bell, Mayor Palmerston City Council
  • Doug Barden, Mayor Litchfield Council
  • Bec Hammet, local business woman
  • Dan Richards, local businessman
  • Matt Hewer, local businessman
  • Rachel Fosdick, local youth engagement
  • Saramat Ruchkaew, local business woman
  • Steven Ehrlich, local businessman
  • Wayne Zerbe, local businessman.

Big Rivers Regional Reconstruction Committee

  • Alison Ross, (chair), Principal Director, Elders Real Estate
  • Tony Jack, Mayor, Roper Gulf Regional Council
  • Sharon  Hillen, General Manager, the Northern Land Council
  • William Headley, Chief Executive Officer, Kalano Community Association
  • Kevin Grey, Operations Director, Emerge IT
  • Trent De With, Local business owner
  • Andrew Dalglish, Local business owner
  • Annabel Curtain, Local business owner
  • Colin Abbott, Regional Manager, Chamber of Commerce NT and the Industry Capability Network (ICN) NT
  • Ian Bodill, Chief Executive Officer, Katherine Town Council
  • Marc Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Roper Gulf Regional Council
  • Russell Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Daly Regional Council

East Arnhem Regional Reconstruction Committee

  • Klaus Helms (chair), Gumatj Corporation Limited
  • Jordy Bowman (vice chairperson), Developing East Arnhem Limited
  • Jim Rogers, Department of Chief Minister and Cabinet
  • Ali Mills, Nhulunbuy Corporation Limited
  • Ben Mudaliar, National Indigenous Australians Agencies
  • Bill Sankey, Department of Industry Tourism and Trade
  • Lynda Coates (Secretariat), Department of Industry Tourism and Trade
  • Dale Keehne, East Arnhem Regional Council
  • Alicia Sherwood, Rio Tinto
  • Alistair King, Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation
  • Denise Fincham-Thompson, Regional Development Australia Northern Territory
  • Hannah Fincham-Thompson, East Arnhem Land Tourism Association
  • Mark Hewitt, Anindilyakwa Land Council
  • John Hughes, Rirratjingu Aboriginal Corporation
  • Corallie Ferguson, Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises
  • Greg Ireland, Chamber of Commerce
  • Donna-Marie Grieve, business representative, BIG Carpentry
  • Juli Cathcart, Gong-Dal Aboriginal Corporation
  • Hilary Crawford, Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation
  • Ian Brown, Arafura Swamp Rangers Aboriginal Corporation
  • Christine Burke, Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation.

Barkly Regional Deal: Economic Growth and Support Working Group

  • Jared Baldwin (chair), Barkly Regional Deal Interim Governance Table Member, Chamber of Commerce representative, and business owner
  • Rebecca Liebelt (member), business owner
  • Mike Nash (member), business owner
  • Carol Hermans (member), CDP provider
  • Vanessa Hutchings (member), non-government organisation
  • Sam Ashton (member), Aboriginal organisation
  • Robin Gregory (resource), Regional Development Australia
  • Danial Rochford (resource), Tourism Central Australia
  • Vin Lange (resource), Centrefarm
  • Hannah Murray (resource), Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association
  • Rob Duncan (resource), Manager Economic Development Barkly, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation
  • Pauline Halchuk (resource), Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.
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