CDU expansion secures NAIF conditional approval

Charles Darwin University’s plan to build a CBD campus in Darwin is a step closer to reality, with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) giving its funding proposal conditional approval. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said CDU’s application for a loan of up to $150 million would continue to progress through the NAIF assessment process, with the next step being an investment decision by the NAIF Board. Read more

$300 million Darwin ship lift greenlighted by NAIF

$300 million will be delivered by the Liberal Nationals Government to help build a new ship lift facility and spark a business boom in Darwin, with Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan approving a loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Minister Canavan said the new ship lift promised to diversify Darwin’s business base and offered long-term benefits for the NT economy. Read more

$74 million NAIF loan finalised for Australian first fertiliser product creating regional jobs in Western Australia

Australia’s first sulphate of potash operation has reached financial close thanks in part to a $74 million Federal Government loan. This project will create 210 new jobs, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan said today. Read more

EnergyQuest report highlights success of Coalition gas policy

The latest report from the highly regarded energy commentator, EnergyQuest, has highlighted the success of Coalition policy in making more gas available for the east coast domestic market and placing downward pressure on gas prices. Read more

Canavan approves $20 million for NQ Cowboys multi-use training centre to progress

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Hon Matt Canavan has confirmed a $20 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan for the North Queensland Cowboys to build a Community, Training and High Performance Centre in Townsville. Read more

Delivering opportunity and growth for Northern Australia

More than $5 billion of Commonwealth Government funding is creating more jobs, providing better infrastructure and unleashing new enterprise in Northern Australia, with the Liberal National Government investing record amounts in infrastructure, water and job-creating projects across three states. Read more

US-Australia partnership on critical minerals strengthened through new talks

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Matt Canavan today held talks with US Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross and other officials in Washington DC to strengthen US-Australia ties on critical minerals and rare earths. Read more

Australia, US partnership on critical minerals formalised

Australia and the United States have formalised their partnership on developing both nations’ critical mineral assets, with a project agreement signed today by Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Read more

US talks to strengthen trade in critical minerals

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan will use high-level talks in the United States over the coming week to promote Australia as an emerging producer of critical minerals and a reliable global supplier of resources and energy. Read more

Canavan thanks BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie and welcomes successor Mike Henry

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Hon Matt Canavan has thanked BHP CEO Andrew Mackenzie and welcomed his successor Mike Henry following the company’s announcement about a transition to its top role. Read more


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