The Northern Development Summit convened in Townsville, Queensland, between 27-28 June 2014.

ADC Forum hosted the Northern Development Summit – a unique opportunity to directly contribute to a long term action plan for developing Northern Australia.The Summit brought together an extensive group of Australian and international leaders and thinkers to develop a shared vision and action plan for Australia’s vast northern regions.

  • Directly engaged with the Commonwealth Government on the Northern Development White Paper
  • Built networks with major national and international investors
  • Engaged directly with experts across all areas relevant to Northern Development

This is an event of national significance which will affect long term policy and economic outcomes. Participation in this unique forum is an opportunity to directly influence this important national policy process.

The vision to develop Northern Australia for the economic and strategic benefit of Australia has the potential to engage the whole country in a way that is rarely seen in peacetime.

The Australian Government has identified Northern Australia as the next frontier for major economic development. The area spans Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland, broadly north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The Government has taken the lead in developing a vision for this region, and this has created the imperative to bring together key stakeholders from Australia, investors from around Asia, with local and international experts to make a major contribution to turning the vision into reality.

The Summit report ‘Northern Development – Creating the future Australia’ sample is available here and is available for purchase by contacting us.

Background material and information
The Northern Development Taskforce has also released a Green Paper on developing northern Australia, which is available here.


Click the image above to see a sample of the report Northern Development – Creating the future Australia.