Common user infrastructure at the Middle Arm Precinct

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Common user infrastructure at the Middle Arm Precinct

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EARLY STAGE PROPOSAL
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POTENTIAL INVESTMENT OPTIONS
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INVESTMENT READY PROPOSAL
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PROJECT DELIVERY
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POST COMPLETION REVIEW

Common user infrastructure at the Middle Arm Precinct

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LOCATION
Darwin, Northern Territory
GEOGRAPHY
Developing regions and northern Australia
SECTOR
Transport
OUTCOME CATEGORY
Efficient Markets
PROPONENT
NT Government
OPPORTUNITY TIMEFRAME
Near term (0-5 years)
DATE ADDED
26 February 2021
Common user infrastructure at the Middle Arm Precinct
Opportunity

There are several manufacturing businesses that could add value to the Northern Territory’s mining products such as downstream gas processing and high-value minerals processing and refinement on Middle Arm.

There is insufficient marine infrastructure and serviced land available adjacent to the existing Darwin port to enable these opportunities.

Meeting this gap could increase the value of the mining and manufacturing sectors to the Northern Territory and Australia as a whole.

The 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit identified that Infrastructure could help to catalyse growth across northern Australia, and unlock development across a range of industries.

Proportionate and timely investment in supporting infrastructure could uplift the value of exports from Northern Australia to neighbouring and growing Asian regions.

Early-stage Proposal

Potential options to address the proposal include expanding marine facilities, and upgrading access roads, storm water and logistics. These changes could expand Darwin’s manufactured mining export capabilities.

Public investment should consider the role of government in stimulating the delivery of infrastructure by the private sector, compared with direct infrastructure funding, ownership and provision.

Next Steps

Proponent to identify and analyse potential investment options (Stage 2 of Infrastructure Australia’s Assessment Framework).

 

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