Middle Arm Industrial Precinct


Middle Arm Industrial Precinct is home to two of the Northern Territory’s most significant gas processing facilities in Santos Darwin LNG and the INPEX Ichthys Onshore LNG Processing Facility. The Precinct is set to become a world class hub for gas production and manufacturing by 2030. Located on the Middle Arm Peninsula, the master-planned 600 hectare estate will provide a variety of lot sizes for sale or lease, to accommodate large strategic industries for downstream gas processing and gas manufacturing. All lots will have access to an extensive product corridor network and planned water access to Darwin Harbour. 

With gas feedstock being supplied through product corridors, high and low pressure gas availability throughout the estate will support co-location of various downstream manufacturing proponents. The estate also benefits from two power stations in Channel Island and Weddell, well situated to service the requirements of future occupants and their operations. 

The extensive product corridors provide an area for transmission of utilities, gas, feedstock and other products. All lots will be serviced with power, water and communications infrastructure. There is also potential for high and low pressure gas to be reticulated throughout the estate.  

The precinct can accommodate a range of incoming industries including:

  •   Industrial – oil and gas, chemical
  •   Utilities – power generation
  •   Logistics – rail
  •   Commercial

Current and future development areas can provide lot sizes from 1 to 160 hectares.

The NT Government has released its 5 Point NT Gas Strategy to drive the Governments vision for the Territory as a world class hub for gas production, manufacturing and services by 2030. The Strategy includes 5 main achievable targets:

  1. Get more LNG in Darwin and expand Darwin’s LNG Export Hub
  2. Grow the gas supply and service industry
  3. Establish a gas manufacturing industry
  4. Grow research and innovation and training capacity; and
  5. Contribute to national energy security on the East Coast

Middle Arm Industrial Precinct represents the key infrastructure to achieve this plan, providing proponents strategic parcels of land to service downstream oil & gas processing and supporting industry.

Current Status

The Land Development Corporation proposes to develop two estates at Middle Arm Industrial Precinct:

  • Kittyhawk Estate – Stage 1 of this 300 hectare estate has commenced construction and is expected to be complete early 2021.
  • Spitfire Estate – This 300 hectare estate will be developed as demand requires.

Construction is currently underway at Stage 1 of Kittyhawk Estate which will provide 3 lots for sale ranging in size from 1 hectare to 16.5 hectares. These lots are available for strategic investment and are set to be completed early 2021.

Kittyhawk Estate on track for early 2021 completion

The works to Channel Island Road and internal subdivision works, including 3 initial lots forming Stage 1…

Current residents

Existing facilities

Currently in development

Current investment


Santos Darwin LNG

The leading Australian oil and gas exploration and production company in the Northern Territory.

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Inpex Ichthys LNG Darwin

Ichthys LNG produces 8.9 million tonnes of LNG and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum.

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