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Energy Club NT Back to Business

  • 30 Jan 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Wharf One, Darwin Waterfront
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Join us to bring in the new year and celebrate our third annual Back to Business sun downer event.  The event will feature two guest presentations sharing an overview of the onshore gas implementation plan progress and how we can grow positive business and community benefits for natural gas development.

With the release of its Final Report, the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory determined that provided all recommendations in the Report are adopted and implemented, the environmental, social, health, cultural and economic risks associated with hydraulic fracturing of shale reservoirs could be reduced to an acceptable level. On 17 April 2018, the government accepted all 135 recommendations and lifted the moratorium on unconventional gas in the Northern Territory.

James Pratt, Executive Director Onshore Gas Development at the Department of Primary Industry and Resources will join us to share and update on the NT Government’s progress of implementing recommendations in 2018, what is required to be finalised to commence exploration this year and the progression to production.

We also welcome Ali Davenport on behalf of our sponsors Brighter. Ali is the CEO of Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), an economic development organisation linking business with opportunity in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region.  TSBE has strong links to the gas sector and was initially formed so that local businesses could take advantage of the supply chain opportunities in the development of the regionally extensive Surat Basin gas fields. Since its inception the region has achieved growth of close to $4 billion in headline gross regional product, along with vital infrastructure developments including the first privately funded major airport in Australia.

Ali is pleased to present the Toowoomba and Surat Basin case study which clearly demonstrates how the gas industry can deliver significant benefits to local community and businesses. She will address some key learnings for achieving engagement and generating tangible outcomes for stakeholders, as well as some of the challenges they have overcome.

A great opportunity to network with members and guests from the NT energy sector, stakeholders and the wider business community.

Tickets include a selection of canapes, beer, wine and soft drinks. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Brighter


Natural gas plays a big part in Australian homes and businesses. The industry creates jobs, powers essential services like hospitals and schools and invests in local communities. Brighter is an initiative of APPEA, sharing the benefits of natural gas with the broader Australian public – from small businesses in the industry supply chain to being the perfect partner for renewables.

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