Keep Plains Agricultural Development


NT Land Corporation, in partnership with NT Farmers Association, will soon be calling for expressions of interests for exciting and unique large-scale agricultural land developments.

Earmarked for agricultural development since the 1990s the Keep Plains Agricultural Development will be the largest land release for agricultural development in the Northern Territory to date.

This much anticipated land release is a rare opportunity to acquire significant land holdings under long-term lease arrangements, in a fertile agricultural area recognised as having some of Australia’s best climate, access to water and ideal productive

Adjoining WA’s iconic Ord agricultural developments, on the Northern Territory side of the border, the 67,500 hectares Keep Plains Agricultural Development site is accessible via the recently upgraded Keep River Road, and comprises NT Portion 3221 (6,600
ha) and NT Portion 1584 (60,900 ha).

The proximity of the Keep Plains area to Western Australia’s Ord developments is considered an important advantage with its significant infrastructure including irrigation channels just 6 kms of the Northern Territory border.

Keep Plains Agricultural Development offers the potential to further establish a variety of commercial broadacre crops, as well as demonstrate how thriving agricultural precincts can be developed where good soil and water resources co-exist, across jurisdictional

Keep Plains Agricultural Development provides exciting investment opportunities for emerging agribusiness in the Northern Territory and will consolidate the region’s already strong reputation as a premium quality food producer for global markets. It will
enhance the development of sustainable industries in the region whilst developing regional and remote economies and creating jobs, training and business opportunities.

Agriculture is Australia’s fastest growing sector and is key to our food security and to Australia’s economic recovery.

The Northern Territory has diverse and well-established agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors, with plant-based industries alone worth over $350 million (2019) and over 135,000 tonnes of produce grown annually. The Northern Territory is a recognised
producer and supplier of high-quality mangoes, melons and Asian vegetables to domestic and international markets.

The Northern Territory has abundant land, suitable water and soil resources and offers significant opportunity for development and growth. Darwin is Australia’s closest capital city to Asia providing a strategic connection with key trading markets via
well-established supply chains by road, rail, air and sea.

Experienced developers are invited to register their interest at to receive upcoming agricultural land release information, briefing dates and when EOIs will open.