The Australian Government is committed to realising the potential of northern Australia. The Government will produce a White Paper on Developing Northern Australia that sets out a clear, well-defined and timely policy platform.

If you have information that will help inform the White Paper please contact the Northern Australia Taskforce.


$5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

$15.4 million to support tropical research under Northern Australia growth plan

Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Minister for Trade and Investment announced a further $15.4 million funding injection as part of the Abbott Government’s plans to support the development of Northern Australia. 

Improving remote airstrips and air services

Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Prime Minister has announced nearly $40 million for a four year extension to the Regional Aviation Access Programme.

Northern Australia White Paper update

Friday, 8 May 2015

When in Cairns the Prime Minister confirmed the Northern Australia White Paper would be released in June and referred to the announcement of membership and terms of reference of the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce.

Northern Australia audit

Friday, 8 May 2015

The first Infrastructure Australia audit of northern Australia’s infrastructure was released today. The report can be downloaded from the Infrastructure Australia website.

Terms of Reference

The purpose of the White Paper.

About the White Paper

The White Paper will set out a clear, well-defined and timely policy platform.