Northern Australia Investment and Projects

The Australian Government is committed to supporting key critical infrastructure, resource and energy projects across Australia’s north. This is important to stimulate economic growth in northern Australia, and power our future Net Zero economy.

Central to this commitment is the Government’s $7.0 billion investment in the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). The NAIF is a development financier which provides financial assistance to infrastructure projects in order to drive public benefit, economic and population growth, and materially improve the lives of First Nations people in northern Australia. The Government works closely with the NAIF to ensure its investments benefit local communities and lead to the creation of new jobs across the north. Latest information on NAIF projects and their impact can be found on the NAIF website.

The Government is also supporting other large-scale projects in northern Australia, such as the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct (Middle Arm) in the Northern Territory. The Government’s $1.5 billion in planned equity to support the development of Middle Arm will pave the way for the precinct to be a globally competitive, sustainable precinct with a focus on renewable hydrogen and minerals processing, providing significant economic benefit and sustainable jobs and driving Australia’s future Net Zero Economy. A further $440 million will support Regional Logistics Hubs including in Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek to connect these regions to Middle Arm and other export facilities. The Government has also announced an investment of $565 million in common user port facilities in the Pilbara to boost the region’s readiness for new green hydrogen markets and its transition to renewable energy.

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