The Tropical North Queensland Hub (TNQ Hub) is led by James Cook University (JCU). The hub supports farmers and communities in Tropical North Queensland to become more drought resilient.
The Australian Government is contributing $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund. Hub partner will provide co-contributions of $18.5 million over 4 years.
TNQ Hub and node locations
The core site is at the JCU Ideas Lab in Cairns. Hub nodes are in:
- Gulf Savannah
- Gulf of Carpentaria
- Mackay and the Whitsundays
Drought has significant impact on the wellbeing of people and communities across Tropical North Queensland.
Drought affects all industries but particularly Tropical North Queensland agricultural industries including sugar, beef, dairy, vegetable, citrus and tropical fruit.
Through the hub, farmers, Indigenous landholders, communities, researchers and business co-design and implement solutions for drought resilience in Tropical North Queensland.
The hub helps stakeholders build critical skills as a key input to building resilience to drought and leveraging new tools, approaches and technology.
Visit the TNQ Hub website to learn more.