Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Northern forestry and forest products situational analysis

Northern forestry and forest products  situational analysis
  • Reference # A.1.1718122
  • Timeframe 10 months
  • Project Status Current
  • Location Brisbane, Sippy Downs, Darwin, Cairns, Nhulunbuy, Broome, Kununurra
  • Total project value $209,327.00
  • Project manager Carla Keith
  • Research Programs 1. Building potential in Northern Australia
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture


This industry situational analysis study will identify and describe key challenges and opportunities faced by the northern Australian forestry and forest products industry. It will explore potential policy, investment and other solutions to challenges and assess sector- wide research priorities as well as identify the most strategic research projects for further investment.

As part of the project, a Steering Committee will be formed comprising of northern Australia forestry industry stakeholders from each State and Territory (where possible) as well as at least one representative of indigenous and non-indigenous forest growers, the livestock industry, wood product processing industries, and relevant government agencies.

Expected outcomes

  • This project will deliver recommendations on and inform indigenous and non-indigenous landholders, forestry industry stakeholders, potential forestry industry investors, government agencies responsible for natural resource management, research and development, and policy-makers about the opportunities and constraints to further develop sustainable forestry enterprises in northern Australia.
  • It is expected the project Steering Committee will be retained as an Industry Development Alliance to continue advocating for and providing oversight regarding the ongoing growth and development of the industry across Northern Australia.


23 November 2020

State of the North 2020

Type: Report

Industry: Aquaculture, Beef, Broadacre cropping, First Nations led business development, Forestry, Health service delivery, Horticulture, Rice, Strategic policy development, Supply chain development

30 April 2020

An emerging roadmap for the future development of the forestry and forest products industry in Northern Australia

Type: Fact sheet

Industry: Forestry, Strategic policy development

30 April 2020

Northern forestry and forest products situational analysis

Type: Report

Industry: Forestry