The Territory Labor Government will work with the creative sector to establish an industry representative body, a key recommendation from the NT’s first-ever Creative Industries Strategy released today, which aims to grow the sector, broaden its economic base and create jobs.
Injecting around $735 million into the local economy each year and employing almost 2400 Territorians directly and indirectly, the creative industries are a key economic driver in communities throughout the Territory.
Co-led with industry, the Creative Industries Strategy 2020-24 aims to harness and grow the economic, social and cultural significance of the sector, with a series of identified goals, actions and measures to ensure a coordinated approach between industry, all levels of Government and the philanthropic sector.
As a first step to developing an industry representative body, the NT Government will immediately establish a Creative Industries COVID-19 Recovery Working Group to provide expert and strategic advice to inform the sector’s recovery in the short-term and the implementation of other Strategy recommendations over the coming years.
The NT Government will also immediately fund a feasibility study into a textile manufacturing hub for the Territory – another key recommendation of the Strategy – to support the growth of our emerging fashion and textiles industry.
The five-year Strategy supports the vision of an innovative sector that celebrates the Territory’s cultural distinctiveness, while enhancing liveability, attracting visitors and growing the economy.
Developed through an extensive 12-month consultation process and conducted by the Chamber of Commerce NT, the Strategy incorporates feedback from individuals, organisations, and key stakeholders from all regions throughout the Territory.