New marine infrastructure that will catalyse private sector investment and enhance economic and industry diversification for Gove and the wider East Arnhem region.
The Northern Territory Government is developing a high level business case to assess whether there is an opportunity to leverage private sector investment for new marine infrastructure in Gove. The business case is due to be completed by the end of 2018.
Following the 2014 announcement of curtailment of the Rio Tinto Alcan refinery, a number of reports were commissioned to identify how the Gove Port can support regional economic development and enhance diversification and job opportunities.
The reports concluded that with the right infrastructure and access arrangements, Gove Port could support the expansion and diversification of number of industries in East Arnhem including small and larger scale commercial fishing and marine tourism, as well as improving the efficiency of the existing service / supply chain (for example, bulk fuel storage or improved freight services) to support other industries such as forestry and regional services.
These industries could also potentially support several downstream activities such as fish processing, marine maintenance services and local tourism product development.
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