Northern Australia Information

Our North Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia

Northern Australia White Paper To unlock the north’s full potential, the Commonwealth Government is addressing challenges to development by: making it easier to use natural assets, in close consultation with, and the support of, Indigenous communities providing a more welcoming investment environment investing in infrastructure to lower business and household costs […]

National Water Infrastructure Development Fund

National Water Infrastructure Development Fund The National Water Infrastructure Development Fund (the fund) implements the Australian Government’s commitment to start the detailed planning necessary to build or augment existing water infrastructure, including dams, pipelines or managed aquifer recharge. This will help secure the nation’s water supplies and deliver regional economic […]

New Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency

The Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA) is being established as a small executive agency within the Prime Minister’s portfolio. It will assist ministers and agencies to develop and assess financing options and to broker financing arrangements for transformative infrastructure projects. By engaging early on project development and exploring all […]

CSIRO – Transport Across Northern Australia

CSIRO’s TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) analyses transport and logistics options for agriculture to identify potential cost savings. Agriculture supply chains in Australia are often characterised by transport distances of over 1000 km between production, processing and markets, with transport costs accounting for up to 40 per cent of […]

RDA NT Wireless Project

The High Speed Wireless Technology Pilot has connected the remote Indigenous communities of Engawala and Atitjere to Vocus (previously NextGen) fibre via long distance point-to-point microwave links. SOme of the benefits of the fibre network, wich runs north-south along the Stuart Highway servicing the Territory’s smallest communities. The trial examines the […]

The Mid and North Western Australia Investment Portfolio

The objective of the Mid and North Western Australia Investment Portfolio is to attract investment into four regions located in the mid and north of Western Australia. These regions include the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and the Mid West. These regions are vast and contain enormous land based and marine resources […]

Exploring for the Future – Minerals, Energy, Groundwater

Exploring for the Future is a new $100.5 million initiative by the Australian Government that aims to boost Australia’s attractiveness as a destination for investment in resource exploration. Australia is fortunate to be rich in natural resources, including minerals, energy and groundwater. These resources are essential for life and the […]