Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Discussion paper : Re-thinking supply chain performance for Northern Australia development

Discussion paper : Re-thinking supply chain performance for Northern Australia development
  • Strategic policy development
  • Supply chain development


The COVID pandemic has reinforced the need for a greater internal resilience of Australia’s supply chains. COVID recovery, recent flooding in Central and South Eastern Australia, geo-politics and market opportunity also demand a greater focus on Northern Australia more closely integrating its supply chains across the northern landscape and towards its near northern neighbours.

Several recent studies and Infrastructure Australia’s leadership role in the audit of Northern Australian infrastructure all point to the need for a more visionary supply chain approach, but stress that this is limited by cross sectoral, evidence based supply chain modelling. Such modelling will need to inform a visionary approach and align consequent policy and investment.

This paper is intended to inform the emergence of a wider stakeholder-based partnership for the development of long term supply chain modelling that can inform policy and investment directions and enable effective economic modelling of new approaches and  is intended to inform enhanced bilateral infrastructure discussions between the Commonwealth and the jurisdictions, with real world industry data and insight.


Leading CRCNA’s De-risking and supply chain investment and impact

Leading CRCNA’s De-risking and supply chain investment and impact

Drawing on the foundational research delivered as part of the CRCNA’s first phase of de-risking work across Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern Western Australia, this project provides the leadership, coordination, research synthesis and policy impact behind the CRCNA’s Phase 2 de-risking and supply chain development program investments. The key research activities to be undertaken in this project include: synthesising and promoting key policy and investment impact implications from the Phase 1 de-risking and supply chain development R&D investment supporting the development of, and guiding the successful completion of, targeted research investments in all three jurisdictions under the de-risking and supply chain development program synthesising and exploring further policy and investment options emerging from common research findings from overall investments across the Program. The key research methods applied within the project include: literature-based synthesis of existing and new R&D findings and from the relevant international literature the participative and deliberative co-design of the program and its constituent sub-projects  the establishment of a strong program and sub-project governance arrangements to maximise research impact.

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