Business on country: Land use diversification on the Indigenous estate

Strategic policy development
Traditional Owner Led business
Reference number
CRCNA funding
Total project value
Project length
2 years
Finish date
Project Status
Project Manager
Ian Biggs


  • North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA)
  • Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research, Charles Darwin University
  • Northern Land Council
  • The Trustee for the Nature Conservancy Australia Trust


This project seeks to develop a northern Australian network and engagement framework for Indigenous landowners and managers on how to progress development and a fee for services sector across the Indigenous estate.

The Business on Country approach facilitates the infusion of cultural values, rights and interests into Indigenous business creation and activity. 

This project has delivered a suite of research outputs and publications, which are complementary to each other and these are listed below in the publications section.

Expected outcomes