Creating a prosperous, sustainable and healthy Northern Australia

Securing outcomes and measuring progress: A preliminary report into agricultural development and tropical health servicing in Northern Australia

Securing outcomes and measuring progress: A preliminary report into agricultural development and tropical health servicing in Northern Australia
  • Strategic policy development
  • Agriculture
  • Health service delivery

Summary

A discussion paper exploring the emerging themes, trends, opportunities and challenges facing key agricultural sectors across Northern Australia.

This paper discusses the forthcoming findings from the CRCNA’s six sectoral situational analyses projects, as well as work exploring indigenous development, regional supply chains, communications and digital inclusion, investment identification and approaches to de-risk the Northern Australian investment landscape.

Drawing on the CRCNA’s stakeholder engagement and knowledge arising from its early strategic investment the report’s authors also outline the key issues and considerations which could be integrated into the broader developing Northern Australia agenda.

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Projects

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday agribusiness export supply chain mapping study

Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday agribusiness export supply chain mapping study

The study is specifically designed to identify and map the export freight task for MIW agri-food products and associated waste and identify potential markets which will deliver a sustainable future for the MIW regional economy. The Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Agribusiness Export Supply Chain Mapping Study will support and inform the delivery of the Growing Greater Whitsunday Agrifood Strategy recommendations to develop sectoral regional Road Maps and Action Plans, partner with industry stakeholders to develop Regional Export Development Plans, as well as develop and promote a Regional Agrifood Export Readiness Program. Through identifying wider markets and export opportunities, regional agri-food production will increase, therefore offering increased employment opportunities and a greater regional spend. This will be measured through monitoring employment and key regional economic indicators. Additionally, the study will identify infrastructure and supply chain improvement that is required to meet existing and future domestic and international market demands.

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