A stronger economy

Our exploration work at Beetaloo is contributing to a stronger economy in Australia’s north. Tens of millions of dollars have been awarded in local contracts and about 50 Territorians are currently working on the Beetaloo project.

We are investing in skills training and mentoring, and have provided jobs for suppliers and contractors across the Northern Territory. 

If the Beetaloo project eventually moves to production, it will deliver long-term economic, social and environmental benefits for the Northern Territory, Australia and the region. 

There’s potential to deliver around 900 ongoing operational jobs and we will aim to have at least 60% of these based in the Northern Territory.

The Territory governments will benefit from production, which is money reinvested in community services and infrastructure.

Moving to production would also contribute to energy security and lower energy costs to Australians and will help Australia and the region to support a lower carbon future.