Northern Australia makes a substantial contribution to the Australian economy, particularly through agriculture, mining and tourism.
Agriculture in northern Australia is already a significant global player. Its 12 million cattle make northern Australia the world’s fifth largest beef exporter. Its more than 3000 sugar farms make it the world’s fifth largest sugar exporter. Combined income from these two businesses alone exceeds $3 billion each year.
There are opportunities to unlock significant new investment in the north. This will require confidence about the scale of the opportunities and understanding of the risks involved, which we have the experience and capability to deliver.
Our research has identified intensification of agricultural production as providing some of the best opportunities for further development, largely through identifying new opportunities for irrigation.
We're working with Australia's neighbouring countries in the Indian and Pacific oceans to develop more sustainable fisheries management and protect the region's biosecurity.
We undertook a comprehensive assessment of opportunities for establishing and operating mosaic irrigation to support the intensification and diversification of beef production in northern Australia.
There is significant potential for the development of large-scale, saltwater pond aquaculture coastal regions of northern Australia, and our advances in tropical aquaculture technology would support the growth of this industry.
Contact Dr Chris Chilcott via email or phone to discuss how we can help you develop opportunities in the north.
Phone: +61 8 8944 8422