Mr Giles hailed the historic level of oil and gas infrastructure construction as a significant driver of the Northern Territory’s economy, however noted there was much more to be done by the industry.

Mr Giles also discussed his “passion” for developing a pipeline connecting the NT’s Amadeus Gas Pipeline to the east coast gas pipeline grid, and said that the project would open up a huge amount of infrastructure and investment for the NT.

He said the project would open up an economic base for several regional areas in the NT, which he said was desperately needed in the wake of other industries su...