Mackay Isaac Whitsunday regional agricultural supply chain baseline study

Mackay Isaac Whitsunday regional agricultural supply chain baseline study
  • Reference # A.1.2021028
  • Project Status Current
  • Timeframe 6.5 months
  • Project manager Ian Biggs
  • CRCNA Funding $150,000.00
  • Total project value $250,680.00
  • Project research participant Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)
  • Research Programs 1. Building potential in Northern Australia
  • Location Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Beef
  • Broadacre cropping
  • Horticulture
  • Sugarcane
  • Supply chain development


In this project GW3 will build on the research projects already conducted for the Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday (MIW), north Queensland and far north Queensland regions, to create a common understanding of capabilities, supply chain opportunities and challenges across the far north Queensland, north Queensland and the MIW region, as well as an understanding of international demand for the relevant agricultural commodities and potential markets.

The results of this research could profoundly influence the export activity for producers in the MIW region.

Expected outcomes

GW3 expects the research will identify potential collaborative solutions, where it makes sense to aggregate agricultural produce to optimise export outcomes.

Once this research is complete CRCNA will be able to progress its objective of facilitating improved collaboration across north Queensland to optimise supply chain opportunities for export.


5 October 2022

Greater Whitsunday agribusiness supply chain baseline study

Type: Report

Industry: Horticulture, Strategic policy development, Supply chain development