Territory benefit policy

The Territory benefit policy outlines the expectations of the Northern Territory (NT) Government for private sector projects developing a Territory benefit plan.

The Territory benefit policy encourages project proponents, early in their planning phase, to understand the capabilities of the local industry and workforce. This policy challenges proponents to consider what strategies they can adopt to enhance the local benefit outcomes their project delivers, while realising the long-term advantages of having locally-based, capable suppliers and labour.

Project proponents achieve their social licence to operate by engaging with the local community, building trust and relationships to seek the community’s acceptance of the project. Developing and implementing a Territory benefit plan will assist a project to earn and maintain their social licence in the local community.

The Territory benefit policy can be adopted voluntarily by any project or business but it does specifically apply to the projects listed below:

  • private sector projects awarded NT major project status under the NT major project status policy framework
  • private sector projects receiving support (financial or in-kind) from the NT Government valued at or greater than $500,000
  • projects where a Territory benefit plan is specified as a condition of a NT Government agreement.

Get a copy of the Territory benefit policy:

Territory benefit policy PDF (241.5 KB)
Territory benefit policy DOCX (92.5 KB)

For more information

Find out more about how to develop a Territory benefit plan.

Industry Development
Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
Phone: 08 8999 6098

Last updated: 19 November 2019

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