Consultation Opens On New NT Drone Industry Strategy

NT Government
Eva Lawler

Chief Minister of the Northern Territory

Media Release

Consultation opens on new NT Drone industry

6 March 2024

Diversifying and growing the Territory’s economy is a key focus of the Territory Labor Government.

Another sector the Territory Government is targeting to get Territorians trained and working in is the drone industry.

The drone industry has experienced significant growth over recent years with the global market, representing the revenue from drone sales, components and related services, estimated to be worth US$30 billion in 2022.

A mature drone industry has the potential to increase productivity and economic participation across all sectors and presents significant opportunities in regional and remote areas of the Territory.

The draft Northern Territory Drone Industry Strategy is open for consultation, and sets out a framework to drive the development of drone technologies to enhance traditional industries, deliver economic benefits and transform service delivery, including:

Industry growth: work with industry to sustainably grow the NT drone industry.Education, training and workforce development: work with research and educational organisations to develop a skilled workforce required for the NT drone industry.Regulation and government settings: work with all levels of government to establish a regulatory environment that enables drone industry growth.Community and recreation: work with the public to increase awareness of and recreational use of drones.

/Public Release. View in full here.