Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

ABOUT US

CRC for Developing Northern Australia

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) is investing $75 million in Australian Government funding to support scienced based research and development in the north over 10 years: 2017 to 2027.

Investments are developing new technologies, products and services which address industry issues unique to Northern Australia.

Our Vision

To support an economically resilient future for Northern Australia.

Our Mission

To invest in industry based research that de-risks development in Northern Australia to realise a resilient and sustainable economic future.

Our Focus Areas

  • First Nations-led business development
  • Agriculture (incl. horticulture and forestry)
  • Water security
  • Aquaculture
  • Health service delivery
  • Education

Our objectives

Broker Partnerships

Broker partnerships across governments, jurisdictions and industry to achieve positive environmental and social change.

Nature Positive and Inclusive

Deliver a coordinated approach to sector development that is nature positive and inclusive of First Nations aspirations.

Climate Resilience

Position the north as a global leader in climate resilience and development with environmental sustainability at the core.

Government Alignment

Alignment with Australian Government policies to deliver place-based research, development, extension and adoption, with impact.

De-risk Development

Provide evidence and genuine collaboration for improved community, supply chain development, land and resource use, infrastructure policy, planning and delivery.

OUR PEOPLE

The Board

Sheriden Morris

Chair

Sheriden Morris

Babinda, Far North Queensland read more

Cr John Wharton AM

Deputy Chair

Cr John Wharton AM

Richmond, north west Qld read more

Duane Fraser

Director

Duane Fraser

Townsville, Qld read more

Peter Long

Director

Peter Long

Karratha, WA read more

Brendon Douglas

Director

Brendon Douglas

Darwin, NT read more

Dr Rebecca Mohr-Bell

Director

Dr Rebecca Mohr-Bell

Katherine, NT read more

Dr Scott Davis

Director

Dr Scott Davis

Cairns, Qld read more

David Larkin AM

Director

David Larkin AM

Melbourne, Vic read more

Margaret Marty

Company Secretary

Margaret Marty

Townsville, Qld read more

OUR PEOPLE

staff

Chief Executive Strategy & Engagement

Anthony Curro

Chief Executive Operations

Sarah Docherty

Senior Project Manager

Dr Ian Biggs

Creative Content

Belinda Carlson

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Shucksmith

Office Manager

Vicki Forster

Chief Scientist

Professor Allan Dale