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Landmark agreements to create Indigenous jobs

The Territory Government is creating more jobs and opportunities in remote communities with the granting of the first petroleum exploration permits on Aboriginal land managed by the Northern Land Council.

NTG Media Release

Alice cements its place as resources hub

Another major resources company has opened its head-office in Alice Springs, confirming the town's reputation as a growing hub for the mining and energy industry.


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.

Inpex set to explore onshore in the NT

INPEX has been given the green light to pursue its first Territory permit for onshore oil and gas exploration in the Daly Waters area.

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.