Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Prioritising, de-risking and brokering agricultural development in northern Queensland

Prioritising, de-risking and brokering agricultural development in northern Queensland
  • Reference # A.7.1920001
  • Timeframe 6 months
  • Project Status Current
  • Location Torres Strait, Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Brisbane
  • Total project value $25,000.00
  • Project manager Carla Keith
  • Research Programs 7. Informing policy development
  • Strategic policy development
  • Agriculture


This CRCNA-led, Queensland-focused project is part of a wider collaboration between the CRCNA and the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australian Governments to support the development of new agricultural activity (both in new and existing agricultural areas) across northern Australia.

This project will :

  1.  review approaches to prioritising development opportunities (inclusive of both new and existing agricultural areas) to help determine a preferred priority agricultural development opportunity for further research support
  2. utilise a detailed case study approach to identify key risks associated with attracting investment, including data limitations, regulatory challenges, social capacity and infrastructure limitations. The case study will document a pathway to development through exploring improved approaches to the way these risks are managed and will involve the deep engagement of key stakeholders to identify issues and solutions
  3. explore and develop new, innovative and appropriate models for coordinated brokerage of investment in agricultural development.

By focusing strategic effort on exploring issues constraining development in a priority agricultural development opportunity in Queensland, this project will closely engage the Queensland Government, the Commonwealth and other stakeholders.

Expected outcomes

The development of Queensland-specific policy, regulatory and other solutions to facilitate agricultural development which balances economic, environmental and social outcomes.


6 November 2020

Facilitating quality agricultural development in northern Queensland

Type: Report

Industry: Strategic policy development, Supply chain development