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The Red Centre home to Rangelands Conference

More than 300 delegates have converged on Alice Springs for the 18th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society.


STRIKE 3 Month Update

In the three months since STRIKE was publicly released, the Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has received feedback regarding the new system. We express our thanks and gratitude to those that have taken the time to provide their insights, observations and suggestions. Any additional feedback on STRIKE functionality, enhancement ideas and issues is encouraged and welcomed.

Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry

The Northern Territory Government today released Dr Allan Hawke’s report into hydraulic fracturing in the Northern Territory.

The Government also announced that Dr Hawke will lead a review of the regulatory regime to develop a best practice framework to manage fracking activities in the Northern Territory.

Site visit sees satisfactory results at Western Desert

Site visit sees satisfactory results at Western Desert

A team of mining officers from the Department of Mines and Energy have recently returned from a detailed site visit to the Western Desert Resources site to ensure that wet season preparation works were completed at the site.

Flowcharts for the Grant of a Mineral Title

Flowcharts for the Grant of a Mineral Title

For your information, just loaded onto the DME Website are a suite of flow diagrams that illustrate the general grant process of a Mineral Title under the Mineral Titles Act. Although not exhaustive in explanation, they do capture the main decision points that the mineral title grant process must take.

DME Annual Report 2013-14

Annual Report 2013-14

This report provides a summary of new and continuing work conducted during the previous financial year, together with results, where available, and general recommendations.

Exploration Initiatives

Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration: an initiative to maximise opportunities for the exploration and development of new mineral and petroleum resources. Find factsheets, maps and presentations on commodities and resource potential as well as information on investment opportunities and current activity in the Territory.

DME Strategic Plan 2013-2017

Department of Mines and Energy Strategic Plan 2013-2017:

Our Vision
The Northern Territory is the preferred destination for resource investment and development.