Northern development think tank meets
A think tank dedicated to supporting Federal Government policies and prioritising investment opportunities to ensure the development of northern Australia has met in Broome.
The Federally-funded Northern Regional Development Authority Alliance (NRDAA) comprises eight RDA’s whose regions make up Northern Australia. The network, representing the Gascoyne in WA to Gladstone in central Queensland has been meeting at various locations for almost three years to explore common interests and issues.
Their feedback has helped form a federal White Paper on developing northern Australia through better roads, securing access to clean water, exploring high-speed wireless communications, and attracting industry through low-interest loans.
During its visit to Broome the alliance discussed several key matters such as aquaculture, agriculture, pastoral leases, energy, and water security.
NRDAA Kimberley chairman Graeme Campbell, a senior CSRIO scientist, gave a presentation on the development of all forms of energy, particularly alternative forms.
The Kimberley Northern Regional Development Authority Alliance discusses opportunities for Northern Australia at a meeting in Broome.