Work with the board of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia to establish an early funding round for projects, create a work stream focused on strengthening the role of our northern cities and regions as global leaders in agriculture, food and tropical health and gateways to the Asian economy and work with stakeholders to identify a location for its headquarters in Townsville.
Progress to date
The CRC for Developing Northern Australia has established its headquarters in Townsville and has commenced discussions with potential members to develop its Strategic Research Plan.
The outcomes of the CRC for Developing Northern Australia project funding round, administered by the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, were announced on 17 October 2017. James Cook University is involved in four of the announced projects.
Q1 2017 — Announcement of CRC Board.
Q1 2017 — Early funding round established.
Q3 2017 — Headquarters for CRC established in Hermit Park, Townsville.
Next steps and milestones
Progress on the CRC’s work, including Townsville-related outcomes, will be reported in future annual progress reports.
Q2 2018 and ongoing — Regular reporting of CRC outcomes to City Deal partners to commence.
Led by the Commonwealth Government, CRC for Developing Northern Australia.