On Wednesday 24 June, the Darwin Port Corporation hosted a joint Business at Sunset with the Chamber of Commerce NT and the International Business Council at its Berrimah Headquarters.
Attended by around 130 business and industry representatives, the Business at Sunset was aimed at communicating to industry and the business community about the rationale for the government’s plans to attract private investment, by updating them on how the process is proceeding and progress to date, as well as how they can have input into the process. Participants enjoyed a detailed tour East Arm Wharf and heard from the Chief Executive of Darwin Port Corporation, Mr Terry O'Connor, the Coordinator-General of the Office of Major Projects and Infrastructure Investment, Mr Gary Barnes, and the Chairman of the Port of Darwin Parliamentary Select Committee and Member for Blain, the Hon Nathan Barrett MLA.
With the Port of Darwin experiencing significant growth in trade in recent years, which is expected to continue well into the future, and with increasing activity surrounding the Federal government's Developing the North policy, ongoing developments in the resources sector and growing demand for beef and horticultural products from our major trading partners, the Port Corporation believed that bringing key business and industry representatives together was an important milestone and engagement opportunity. The Port is positioned to be able to be able to work with both importers and exporters to facilitate trade, but it is important to develop the necessary infrastructure to be able to do so efficiently and effectively through private investment into the future.
The Port Corporation extends its sincere thanks to the Chamber and the IBC for allowing it to host this important event.