Premier to promote State’s north to Singapore

Premier to promote State’s north to Singapore

899771-colin-barnettPremier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett will travel to Singapore tomorrow, joining Prime Minister Tony Abbott to promote investment opportunities across northern Australia.


Mr Barnett and Mr Abbott will attend a high-level investment roundtable on the topic of northern Australia, along with Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.


The Premier said maintaining a strong relationship with Singapore was very important for Western Australia.  He said the WA and Singapore economies had complementary interests, particularly in oil and gas, agriculture, property and tourism infrastructure, as well as science.


“Singapore is also likely to be a future buyer of LNG from WA,” he said.


Mr Barnett said he looked forward to promoting the enormous investment opportunities in the State’s north.


“Western Australia is ahead of the curve when it comes to development in the north, from our immense mining, oil and gas projects to agricultural developments like the Ord River Project,” he said.


“I look forward to the opportunity to highlight the potential of the north-west to the Singapore investment community, where WA already has mature and positive relationships.”


The Premier will also take the opportunity to visit Singapore’s new National sports stadium, which shared many design features similar to the new stadium under construction in Perth.


Mr Barnett will also join the Prime Minister, Premier of Queensland and Chief Minister of the Northern Territory at a number of other events including a breakfast with industry representatives, all of which sought to further develop the relationship between Singapore and Australia.


The Premier will also join Mr Abbott at a meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


This will be the fourth trip Mr Barnett has taken to Singapore since becoming Premier in 2008. The most recent visit was in April this year.

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