Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Activities

Developing Northern Australia White Paper

In 2013 the Government committed to produce a White Paper on developing northern Australia. The White Paper is currently being prepared by the Northern Australia Taskforce within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Office of Northern Australia is working with the Taskforce to support the development of the White Paper. The Taskforce will build on the discussion of key issues relating to the development of northern Australia as outlined in the Coalition's 2030 Vision for Developing Northern Australia PDF: 1623 KB ReadSpeaker

Northern Australia Sustainable Futures program 2010–2015

The Northern Australia Sustainable Futures (NASF) program was established in 2010 and focused on addressing key challenges in regional development in a cooperative manner between the Australian, Queensland, Western Australian and the Northern Territory Governments.

In the 2013 Federal Budget, additional funding was committed for the Office of Northern Australia to continue the Northern Australia Sustainable Futures program until June 2015, when it will conclude.

Current Activities
Strategic Directions for the northern Australia Beef Industry North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy
Food and Fibre Supply Chains Expansion of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme
Past Activities
Northern Australia Ministerial Forum 20102013 Data Development
Building markets in environmental and land management services Local government and household water management initiative
East Kimberley Development Package Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
Partnership with the CRC for Remote Economic Participation Bulk Resource Commodities and Infrastructure Investment Priorities

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Last Updated: 17 October, 2014