NT and NSW leaders discuss $1 billion gas pipeline

THE New South Wales and Northern Territory leaders have met in Sydney where they discussed a proposed $1 billion gas pipeline.

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles told Sky News on Friday the Territory had stranded natural gas assets and wanted to develop them with the help of government and the private sector.

"They will bring infrastructure, roads, bridges, and telecommunications built and paid for by the private sector," he said.

"Many of those jobs will go to regional and remote Territorians who are longing to be part of the economy and do not have that opportunity for jobs.

"NSW is expected to see a downturn in its gas supply from 2017, feeling the strain from 2019, and the Northern Territory can meet its needs."

Expressions of interest will be released on November 13.

There are two proposed routes for the gas pipeline, 700km from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa in Queensland and the other a 1100km pipeline from Alice Springs to Moomba in South Australia.

The NT Government gave the proposal Major Project Status last month.


Topics:  gas pipeline new south wales northern territory

'You're the boss, mate': Man won't stop interrupting magistrate

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

Photo Brenda Strong / The Observer

Selwyn Noel Eather, 53, said he had 'unknowingly' ingested drugs.

Safe Haven's chance to set up a natural refuge

TINDER DRY: Ms Janssen said because of the very dry conditions on the South Australian property they found no evidence of wombats breeding and "no babies”.

Instead of being killed, wombats may be re-homed in South Australia.

NEXT STAGE: New community asset coming to Tannum Sands

LISTEN UP: The new stage will mean the committee behind the BAM festival will no longer have to hire a stage each month.

The facility will be donated to council by BTABC and Boyne Smelters.

Local Partners