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Northern Australia Agenda

The Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia (White Paper) is the Government’s 20-year framework to guide policy makers and investors in building a strong, prosperous, resilient northern economy.

The White Paper is a 20-year plan for investment and collaborative support to unlock the strategic potential of the north. It is focused on developing industries and facilitating long-term economic growth. The White Paper is positioning Northern Australia as an attractive environment for businesses to invest and communities to flourish.

The White Paper was informed by the Green Paper on Developing Northern Australia, which sought to facilitate feedback on opportunities, risks, challenges and policy options to drive growth in the north.

Map of Northern Australia - dark shading Our North, Our Future: White Paper on Developing Northern Australia (2015) definition; light shading Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act (2016) definition

The Australian Government defines Northern Australia as all of the Northern Territory and those parts of Queensland and Western Australia that intersect with the Tropic of Capricorn, as well as the Indian Ocean Territories of Christmas, Cocos and Keeling Islands.

Developing Northern Australia and realising its economic opportunities requires the collective efforts of all levels of government, the private sector, and communities. Working together will secure the north’s strong and sustainable future.

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