TRANSCRIPT In the Asia-Pacific lies a vast untapped land,a land rich in resources, arable farmland and energy; a land with an advanced stableand secure economy in close proximity to Asia.
If you’re thinking of investing down undermaybe it’s time to turn your thinking this way up.
Australia is the only major developed economyin the world in its 25th year of consecutive growth.
Energy is up, stimulated by a $200billion investment in liquefied natural gas.
Northern Australia is destined to become theworld’s largest exporter of LNG by 2020.
The government’s commitment to geo-sciencedata is up.
To help locate vast deposits of coal, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc and aluminiumin proven underexplored or unexplored sites.
Infrastructure investment is up, boosted bythe $5 billion Northern Australia infrastructure facility from the Australian government.
Alreadyover 50% of seaborne exports leave from Northern Australia.
Demand for high quality proteinand value added foods, included niche crops is up to satisfy the appetite of the risingAsian middle class.
Northern Australia is home to the world’slargest cattle stations, increased investment in water infrastructure, pastoral operations,beef processing facilities and improvements in supply chains are lifting efficiencies.
Advanced medical research is on the way upbecause by 2050 half the world’s population will live in the tropics.
In an ancient land,home to the world’s oldest continuous culture, lie opportunities for innovation, educationand engagement with local communities.
Opportunities to develop tourism infrastructureare up.
As visitors travel to idyllic destinations like Cable Beach, Kakadu National Park, Uluruand the Great Barrier Reef, all within a few hours flying time of our major Asian tradingpartners.
For investment it’s time to consider theupside.
Northern Australia, the opportunities are up.