The NT Land Corporation holds Perpetual Pastoral Lease 1200 over the area along the NT/WA border which includes the 67,500 hectares Keeps Plains Agricultural Development. NT Portions 1584 and 3221, located along the Keep River and adjoining WA’s Ord developments have been earmarked for large scale agricultural development since the 1990s.
A Call for Expressions of Interest closed in February 2021 and 3 private sector parties have been shortlisted to proceed to the second stage of selection. Shortlisted parties will now be required to respond to a Request for Detailed Proposals for this highly prospective agricultural land development.
A preferred proponent is expected to be selected by the end of 2021 with detailed negotiations commencing in 2022.