Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, has launched 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs across Australia.
The Hubs are part of the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund.
The Hubs will be shopfronts where farmers, agribusinesses and communities can connect with drought resilience expertise, and contribute to the development of new technologies and practices.
The 8 Adoption and Innovation Hubs are:
- South Australia Hub, Roseworthy (University of Adelaide)
- Southern NSW Hub, Wagga Wagga (hub lead, Charles Sturt University)
- Tropical North Queensland Hub, Cairns (James Cook University)
- Southern Queensland/Northern NSW Hub, Toowoomba (University of Southern Queensland)
- Victoria Hub, Dookie (University of Melbourne)
- Tasmania Hub, Hobart (University of Tasmania)
- South West WA Hub, Merredin Dryland Research Institute (Growers Group Alliance)
- Top End NT/WA Hub, Darwin (Charles Darwin University)
Each Hub will service a broad area and will respond to the needs and opportunities in their region. A hub and spoke model will see drought resilience shopfronts across every region. See the location of the Hubs and nodes in your region.
The Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs launch is an important part of the Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan.