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Successful businessman Shane Dignan is full of optimism for the Northern Territory’s economic future.

“The past has been bright and the future will be even brighter,” he says following a business separation by the directors of the Halikos Group.

Shane has assumed 100 percent ownership of the remaining group’s divisions and is now the sole shareholder.

He is continuing as the Managing Director of the major construction, hospitality and real estate company.

The restructured Halikos Group remains as Halikos Pty Ltd, Halikos Construction, Halikos Developments, Halikos Roofing, Halikos Services, Halikos Hospitality, Northcrest, H on Smith, Novotel CBD, Frontier Punters Bar and Solis Real Estate. The company will be undergoing a rebranding including a change of name in the near future.

“Our experienced and highly capable management team remains the same,” Shane says. “They are the reason for the success of the company.”


He says the team and the rest of the staff have been loyal to him and the business for a long time – and they will continue to drive the company’s future success.

As a proudly Territory owned and operated business, Shane continues to be committed to investing in and helping develop the Territory.

“This is the next chapter in the company,” he says. “We’ll go ahead in leaps and bounds as the Territory goes into an economic uplift. “I’m very optimistic about our future.” Shane is particularly excited about multibillion-dollar Defence spending in the Territory.

He was one of the business leaders instrumental in driving the Master Builders NT Billion Dollar Partnership study, which details the enormous opportunities for Territory businesses as Defence expenditure ramps up.

The company is delivering several major projects, including the $200 million Charles Darwin University Education and Community Precinct in the city centre, the City of Darwin’s Casuarina Aquatic and Leisure Centre, the Youth Justice Centre and the Northcrest residential estate.

These will be great assets for the Territory.

“The CDU campus was built during covid on time and within budget,” Shane says. “And Darwin is recognised as a skills shortage area. “There aren’t many companies in Australia who could have achieved that.”