Northern Territory Communities

The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin, is home to the Ichthys LNG onshore processing facilities and support facilities at Bladin Point. 

National and international attention turned to Australia’s most northern capital city in November 2018 when celebrations, to mark the commencement of Ichthys LNG production, brought together two Prime Ministers. The Prime Minister of Japan, the late His Excellency Mr Shinzo Abe and former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP offered their congratulations and support for the global project. 

Employment and business 

‘We’re here for the long haul’ means we’re committed to long-term employment and business partnerships with Territorians. An ACIL Allen economic impact assessment has estimated a potential 600 new jobs a year over the life of Ichthys LNG, which is also is forecast to generate around A$ 2.6 billion in tax revenue for the Northern Territory. 

Education and training 

More than A$ 9 million has been invested in education and training facilities, with potential for people to further their studies or create a successful career in our industry. 

Our partnership with Traditional Owners 

The formation of the historic Larrakia Ichthys Foundation Trust agreement directly supports Larrakia people for at least 40 years. And, the INPEX Larrakia Advisory Committee is going strong and will continue throughout the four decades of Ichthys LNG’s operations. 

You can read more about the initiatives we support in Darwin and the broader region in our annual Northern Territory Community Update brochures and the case studies below. 

Community Engagement in the Northern Territory 2023 activities update

Ichthys LNG general process video

Case Studies

Starlight Children's Foundation partnership

Northern Territory

Building on an impactful 2023, INPEX is delighted to expand its partnership with Starlight Children's Foundation in 2024. We will continue to support the Starlight Express Room at Royal Darwin Hospital, and have recently established a new partnership - funded by the INPEX-led Ichthys joint venture - for the Healthier Futures Initiative (HFI) in the Northern Territory. 

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Partnering with Anglicare NT’s SHAK youth hub in Darwin

Northern Territory

Anglicare NT's Safe Hangout for All Kids (SHAK) youth hub, operating at Sanderson Middle School, offers a safe and supportive space for Darwin’s young people to spend time outside of school hours.

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Foodbank NT’s school food drive

Northern Territorry

During a six-month period in 2022, INPEX-led Ichthys Joint Venture funded a pilot program through Foodbank NT which provided 1210 students with a hearty breakfast before school, setting them up for a successful day ahead.  

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Hollie's sea change

Northern Territory

Taking up the opportunity of a coveted INPEX Production Technician Traineeship at the Ichthys LNG facilities in Darwin was a life-changing decision for former psychologist Hollie Smith.  

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Starlight Express Room at Royal Darwin Hospital

Darwin, Northern Territory

In 2022, INPEX was delighted to enter a new partnership with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to support the operation of the Starlight Express Room at Royal Darwin Hospital.  

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