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Northern Australia is a region of rich promise, accessible resources and pristine environments and is Australia's gateway to the markets and opportunities of Asia.

The Office of Northern Australia is coordinating the implementation of the Our North, Our Future White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.

The White Paper sets out the priorities for driving progress and growth in the north, which are support for:

  • a northern trade and investment gateway
  • a diversified economy
  • Indigenous entrepreneurs and businesses
  • world-class infrastructure
  • investment in water infrastructure
  • world leading research and innovation.

Building stronger communities is another priority of the government’s developing northern Australia agenda.

Read inspiring northern stories.