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NT chief goes south for Adelaide-Darwin talks

<p>Northern Territory chief minister Clare Martin is meeting key transport industry stakeholders in Adelaide and Melbourne today (Thursday, March 17) to discuss options for the Adelaide-Darwin railway.</p> <p>Ms Martin met executives from Great Southern Railways and FreightLink in Adelaide this morning and is due for talks with Toll Holdings later this afternoon in Melbourne.</p> <p>The railway is an important territory asset and future growth opportunities are the point of the meetings, she said. </p> <p>"Great Southern Railway has had great success with its passenger service, and is set to put on an additional service for the Ghan this dry season, and FreightLink is developing new initiatives to grow the trade route," Ms Martin said.</p> <p>"I also want to speak to FreightLink about progress on the Bootu Creek mine neat Tennant Creek as well as the Government’s commitment to the $11m bulk loader at the East Arm Port."</p> <p>Toll Holdings was the first customer at Darwin Business Park and the government was keen to discuss further business opportunities with the organisation, she said. </p> <br />