Business grants worth $111.9 million up for grabs in Northern Australia

Applications for the first round of $111.9 million worth of grants opened today for eligible businesses in Australia’s north looking to expand, diversify or grow a new industry. The applications close on 10 December 2021. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said this first round of Northern Australia Development Program grants is about backing […]

Investing in Northern Australia attracts grant up to $10 million

The Federal Government is backing small to medium sized businesses up to the tune of $100 million across the North and encouraging them to capitalise on the unique opportunity to do business in Northern Australia. The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud, said the Government was investing over $100 million in the pioneers […]

SpaceCows uses GPS satellite tracking tags to monitor feral cattle and buffal

Feral cattle and buffalo management in the NT is reaping the benefits of space-based technology from a project using satellite data and artificial intelligence to track feral cattle and buffalo. The SmartHerd management program known as the SpaceCows project helps Indigenous landowners improve how they manage feral cattle and buffalo populations by creating a virtual […]

Cotton gin built in the Kimberley will save thousands in transport costs

Kununurra’s farmers have received a boost with the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) approving a loan of up to $32 million to construct stage 1 of a cotton gin in the Kimberley town.  The Ord River District Cooperative, Kimberley Agricultural Investment and the Miriuwung Gajerrong Corporation are working collaboratively to build this gin from the […]

Creating drought resilient crops in the NT part of a 12 month trial costing $197,000

Through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund Northern Territory farmers from Central Australia to Katherine are being invited to take part in trials of a drought resilient crop. The 12-month trial would investigate the potential for agave as a low or no irrigation crop in Central Australia and Katherine. Agave is a crop that has […]

Top End is the top priority for further agriculture development

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud has addressed the seventh annual Developing Northern Australia conference in Darwin, saying the government is fully committed to increasing the focus and momentum of Northern Australia’s development. In his first speech since taking on the Northern Australia portfolio, the Minister said the next phase of the northern […]