Top End Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

Charles Darwin University (CDU) leads the Top End NT/WA Hub. The hub will transform the drought resilience of farmers, traditional owners and communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australian tropical Top End and rangelands. This will be achieved by focusing on pastoral, broadacre, horticulture and forestry systems and water management.

Funding

The Australian Government will contribute $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund. Hub partners will provide co-contributions of $13.9 million over 4 years.

Locations

FDF Hub map NT

Top End Hub and node locations

The core site is at Charles Darwin University in Darwin.

Nodes in Katherine, Broome, Alice Springs and Perth will provide shopfronts where farmers can connect with drought resilience expertise. Hub partners will also have a presence in Douglas-Daly, Tennant Creek, Kidman Springs, Port Headland, Carnarvon, Karratha and Kununurra.

Key industries

Key industries include pastoral, broadacre, horticulture, forestry and Indigenous enterprises.

Major focus

Stakeholders will codesign innovative tools to achieve greater drought preparedness. The hub will improve their social, economic, and environmental resilience to future droughts.

Top End Hub leaders

Director: Dr Alan Roe

Knowledge Broker: Grey MacKay

 

 

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Hub members

  • Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association
  • NT Cattlemen’s Association
  • NT Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade
  • NT Farmers Association Inc
  • Rangelands Natural Resource Management Coordinating Group Inc
  • Regional Development Australia NT Inc
  • Territory Natural Resource Management Inc
  • WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Download

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Future Drought Fund: Top End Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub PDF  2 381 KB
Future Drought Fund: Top End Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub DOCX  2 911 KB

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Last reviewed: 23 April 2021
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