Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Northern Australia agriculture investor identification and analysis report

  • Strategic policy development
  • Supply chain development


PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was engaged by the CRCNA to undertake an Agricultural Investor Identification Project.

This Project is part of a wider collaboration between the CRCNA and Austrade to support the expansion of the agricultural industry in Northern Australia.

This report is the culmination of six months of deep engagement with stakeholders from the domestic and international investment community.  The data and knowledge gained during this consultation process was used to analyse the agricultural investment environment in Northern Australia and develop an investor typology to assist in identifying potential investors for the region.

The report provides a clear set of strategic recommendations and next steps to support these recommendations across Northern Australia.


Northern Australia agriculture investor identification and analysis

Northern Australia agriculture investor identification and analysis

The CRCNA has identified a need to bring together the investment promotion, attraction and facilitation community to increase investment outcomes in northern Australia and achieve government-facilitated, rather than government-led economic growth by establishing a shared vision and strategic framework for investment facilitation in new northern Australia agriculture developments. This study will address an identified need to coordinate the investment environment and establish a shared vision to achieve investment outcomes to capitalise on the opportunity of dynamic global markets. This will ensure investment opportunities are maximised for the benefit of the northern Australia economy and its communities. The research will identify investment opportunities, investor targets and policies to de-risk the investment pathways for the establishment of new agricultural developments. This will include the identification of prospective agriculture regions, an investor market analysis and the development of a classification model to determine the investor typology and investor target list. This will be used by Austrade and State and Territory governments to drive investment outcomes in Northern Australia.

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