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NT Minister's Breakfast 2024

Icon of a calendar 21 Jun, 2024 - 21 Jun, 2024 | Small clock icon 7.00am - 9.45 am ACST | Icon of a map pin Hilton Mitchell Street, Darwin

Join us for an insightful morning of networking, hear from influential figures in the Northern Territory Water sector and enjoy breakfast while engaging with key voices in the field.

The 2024 Northern Territory Minister’s Breakfast themed, What are the Territory’s priorities for Water Resilience over the next decadewill include a Ministerial Address from the Hon Kate Worden, Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security 

Minister Worden will discuss the NT priorities for water resilience over the next decade, considering the influence of climate change and the need to protect the Territory’s environment and cultural values, as well as water security for urban, regional and remote communities and the role water plays in Closing the Gap of Indigenous disadvantage, along with water for the economy (including agriculture and green hydrogen).  


The Darwin event will consist of a hot plated breakfast with the event to be livestreamed via webinar.

Master of Ceremonies

Chris Seccull, NT Branch Vice President 


James Parfitt

Welcome to Country

Our Welcome to Country will be provided by James Parfitt (Fejo) a Larrakia and Wurrumungu man from the Northern Territory. James is the co-founder of Bilata Indigenous Legal Pathways program and is currently studying law at CDU. 


Hon Kate Worden
NT Government

Ministerial Address

Hon Kate Worden
NT Government
Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Security; Minister for Renewables and Energy; Minister for the Prevention of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence; Minister for Essential Services; Minister for Sport.

Kate Worden has been the Member for Sanderson since 2016, and holds multiple ministries in the Northern Territory Government, including as the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water Security.
Kate is a long term Territorian, and has raised her family in the Top End, having lived in Ngukkur in the Roper Gulf Region, before returning to Darwin in 1995.
Kate is passionate about the Territory and working for the benefit of all people.


natalie fries
Natalie Fries

Breakfast Facilitator

Natalie Fries
Region Market Leader - Northern Australia, GHD

Natalie delivers advice to government and industry on infrastructure planning, program development and environmental approvals particularly for the economic and social development of regional and remote areas. Natalie’s 20 years of project experience includes infrastructure planning, environmental assessments and stakeholder engagement particularly with Traditional Owners and indigenous communities.

Natalie is a past NT Branch President of the Australian Water Association and is currently the lead environmental consultant for the AROWS project. Natalie is committed to achieving equitable and sustainable water supply outcomes across the NT.

Event Details - Darwin 

Date Friday 21 June 2024
Time 7.15 am to 9.45 am ACST  

Hilton Darwin - Signature Room


32 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800

Dress Code 

Territory Business Attire (no PPE)

Livestream Details 

Date Friday 21 June 2024
Time 8.00 am to 9.30 am ACST  
Online A Zoom link will be distributed 24 hours prior to the event. Please ensure you diarise for now! 

Alice Springs Hub Details 

Date Friday 21 June 2024
Time 7.30 am to 9.45 am ACST
Venue  Desert Knowledge Australia, Desert Knowledge Precinct

475 South Stuart Highway, Alice Springs NT 0873

Dress Code Smart casual / Clean PPE acceptable

Note: Registration is due by Friday 14 June 2024.  

Register Here

Hilton Darwin

Registration Type Rates
Member $75
Non-Member $105
Concession Member $56

Webinar or Alice Springs Hub

Registration Type Rates
Member $20
Non-Member $40

Corporate Table
To purchase a "Corporate Table" with seating for eight (8) individual guests at the Darwin event, all tickets must be purchased as individual tickets - select the "or add multiple" option displayed under a ticket type, and purchase 8 x individual tickets. All Corporate Tables are subject to changes based on Government restrictions at the time of the event. 

We have secured a discounted room rate at the Mitchell Street Hilton for a King guest room across the dates of 20 and 21 June for $ per night, room only. If you wish to secure this accommodation offer please email DRWHD_RES@HILTON.COM, mention the rate and event name AWA NT Water Breakfast and the Reservations Team can assist with a booking.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Are you looking for some branding opportunities to reach people working in water. We have opportunities available for this event as follows: 

Sponsorship Level  Price (exc GST) 
Gold  $5,000
Silver  $2,500
Webinar  $2,000

Sponsorship enquiries to:
Troy Waite | Partnership & Sponsorship Manager | E: | Ph: 0418 404 692

For more information on this event please contact:
Esther Micah | Event Coordinator | E: | Ph: 02 9467 8434  
Kyllie Whitehead | Member Engagement Manager | E: | Ph: 02 9467 8420
Membership: To find out more about AWA's membership benefits visit our webpage here or contact


Thank you to our Regional Hub Partner

Desert Knowledge Australia 

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