Responsible development contributes to regional economic development

Origin’s onshore exploration activities in the Northern Territory are ensuring early benefits are shared with Traditional Owners, host pastoralists and the local communities of Daly Waters and Elliot.

Indigenous-owned Triple P, based in Elliot, has a contract with Origin to provide monitoring and maintenance services at all three existing well-pad locations associated with the exploration project. A Humpty Doo business, Arnhem Earthmoving and Mechanical (AEM), was also successful in securing a contract with Origin as a civil and infrastructure service provider.

We are committed to continuing our focus on partnering with local, regional and Territory wide businesses to ensure maximum benefits are returned to the host jurisdiction. With the moratorium on onshore activities now lifted, we look forward to resuming exploration activities and playing a part in contributing to regional economic development, particularly within the project area’s footprint and in time more broadly across the Northern Territory.

AEM Director Anthony ‘Simo’ Simpson welcomes the natural gas industry’s resumption of activity following the Northern Territory government’s decision to lift the moratorium and proceed with implementing the recommendations of the NT Inquiry.

“I’m expecting to double or possibly triple my workforce, now that exploration activity is set to resume,” Simo said.

The inquiry made 135 recommendations to ensure the Northern Territory’s abundant natural gas resources can be developed responsibly for the benefit of all Territorians.

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