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Master Planning

Regions of Growth

The centrepiece of the Northern Australia agenda is the Regions of Growth initiative, which will link state and territory governments to ensure a coordinated, coherent approach to investments.

Under this initiative, Master Plans will be developed to accelerate the Regions of Growth. The Master Plans will anchor resources and investment from across all levels of government to deliver flagship transformative infrastructure investments that maximise the long term public benefit of regional planning and development.

The first three Master Plans will focus on locations within: Mount Isa to Townsville, Queensland; Beetaloo to Katherine to Darwin, Northern Territory; and Broome to Kununurra to Darwin, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

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An investment pipeline will be mapped out by mid-2022 and by late-2022 the Australian Government and northern jurisdictions will have identified preferred infrastructure investments.

The next priority Region of Growth corridor is Cairns to Gladstone (QLD). The master planning process for this will commence in late 2022.

Master Planning Information Exchange

The information exchange is designed to be a repository of key documents outlining economic aspirations across Northern Australia, and support the Australian Government’s Regions of Growth Master Planning process.

By collating this information we can help highlight a region’s priorities for growth and provide a library of resources to build on the breadth of existing research and knowledge available to support the economic development of Northern Australia.

To have information included in the repository, please contact northernaustralia@infrastructure.gov.au 

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