The 2nd OECD meeting of Mining Regions and Cities, will be hosted by the city of Darwin from 20-24 November 2018. The event will include a special focus on mining and extractive industries and regional development in Southeast Asia, and innovative partnerships between indigenous communities and the mining industry. Following the conference on 20-22 November, an optional side visit will be organised on 23-24 November focusing on good practices for indigenous communities and the mining industry.
The Northern Territory has globally significant onshore and offshore energy reserves and a long history as a supplier of oil, gas and uranium to global markets. The Territory can contribute to improving global and national energy security, and in doing so deliver significant local economic growth opportunities. The economic potential of the Territory’s rich minerals deposits is substantial. World class mineral projects contribute significantly to our economic growth, and government is continuing to invest in obtaining and disseminating pre competitive geological information to attract investment in exploration and to support projects commencing.