CRCNA CEO Anne Stünzner, Chief Scientist Professor Allan Dale, a range of CRCNA-funded researchers and one lucky student will head to Darwin next week to participate in this year’s Developing Northern Australia (DNA) conference.

The event runs from Monday 16 August through until lunchtime Wednesday 18 August and aims unites leaders, decision makers, industry representatives and community members working to develop northern Australia.

“The CRCNA works with industry to deliver R & D outcomes which improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of the north’s economy and the wellbeing of its communities,” Ms Stunzner said.

“We are pleased to be attending this event and showcasing the work we have done over the past year to help provide an evidence – base to enable the economic development of the north.”

The 2021 event will feature:

  • CRCNA Chief Scientist Professor Allan Dale will deliver an opening address, a key note session on the role our political leaders can play in supporting sustainable investment and development across northern Australia and chair a panel on the economic recovery of the north post – COVID 19.
  • A presentation from CRCNA CEO Anne Stünzner exploring challenges and opportunities of investing in, and building, agricultural prosperity in the north.
  • Chairman of the Tiwi Plantations Corporation Kim Puruntatameri will discuss the latest CRCNA research collaboration to maximise tropical forestry on the Tiwi Islands.
  • Central Queensland University Associate Professor Delwar Akbar will deliver the results of his CRCNA – funded three-year study into how to improve supply chains to reduce pre – and post-harvest waste and improve farm gate prices and chair a panel focusing on increasing diversity and innovation in supply chain models.
  • Insights from our  Northern Territory Tropical Rock Oyster R & D project lead Matt Osbourne about how the project is working with local Indigenous communities.
  • University of Queensland PhD candidate and winner of the CRCNA – DNA student competition Adriana Vega Grau presenting her research on mine site revegetation

“This is only a small snapshot of a broad and fascinating program,” Ms Stünzner explained.

Registrations for the event – including virtual access – are still open via the DNA conference website

Contact: Carla Keith | CRCNA Communications Manager 0499 330 051