Master Builders Northern Territory

The Master Builders Association of Northern Territory (“Master Builders”) services builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants so that they can run successful businesses in the NT.

Master Builders NT has represented the building and construction industry in the Northern Territory since 1950.  From 1980 – 2009 the trading name was changed to the Territory Construction Association.  In 2009 members supported reverting to the Master Builders NT to acknowledge the national affiliation with the Master Builders Australia.

The primary role of Master Builders is to promote the views and interests of the building and construction industry.  Master Builders also provides services to members in a broad range of areas including contracts, training, legal services, industrial relations, building codes and standards, industry economics and OH&S.

Master Builders has a broad range of members across the NT including Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and Nhulunbuy. Members are active in both commercial and residential sectors and are drawn from a range of trades, professions and backgrounds.

Ben Carter - Chief Executive Officer

08 8922 9666

Ben Carter is the Executive Director for Master Builders Northern Territory.  He is also director of local firm, Territory Economics and Management, as well as Board member of:

  • ICN NT;
  • NT Build;
  • TEAMHealth;
  • MBAIS; and the,
  • Master Builders Fidelity Fund.

He has held may senior roles in both Government and the private sector in the Territory, including leading the Major Projects Group in the Department of the Chief Minister during the phase that delivered the:

  • Darwin LNG Project;
  • Alcan G3 Alumina Refinery expansion; and,
  • Darwin Waterfront Project.

He was also part of the group to deliver the first Construction Industry Plan for the Territory in the 1990’s, the Gas On-shore Campaign in the early 2000’s and now the Industry Capability and Capacity Study in partnership with Defence.