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Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (TNQ Hub)

The hub led by James Cook University (JCU) will support farmers and communities to become more drought resilient.

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Building Drought Resilience

Drought has significant impact on the wellbeing of people and communities across Tropical North Queensland.

Drought affects all industries but particularly Tropical North Queensland agriculture industries including beef, sugar, vegetable, dairy, citrus and tropical fruit.

The Australian Government will contribute $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund.  Hub partners will provide co-contributions of $18.5 million over 4 years.

Through the hub, farmers, Indigenous landholders, communities, researchers and business will come together to co-design approaches and solutions for drought resilience in Tropical North Queensland.

The hub will also input into building critical skills as a key input in building resilience to drought and leveraging new tools, approaches and technology.

Node Members

Supporting TNQ Drought Hub provide solutions for drought resilience in Tropical North Queensland.


The TNQ Hub is nearing commencement for a number of Projects relating to drought resilience. Please keep an eye on this space for Project updates and feel free to contact the TNQ Hub Knowledge Broker, Rachel Hay, if you would like any information regarding drought resilient projects and activities in the Tropical North Queensland region.

Newsletter #4

There is lots of news below, so I will keep my update brief as we wind down for the year.  On that note, we will have limited staff on board...


Newsletter #3

This past month has seen the first meetings with the Node Leaders, beginning with the Gulf Savannah Node led by the Gulf Savannah NRM (formerly Northern Gulf Resource Management Group,...


Newsletter #2

We are excited to see the contract between the Commonwealth and JCU for the Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub has been fully executed as of 16th...


Newsletter #1

 Welcome everyone, we’re keen to startconversations, but there’s housekeeping to do!  HUB MEMBERS We are currently in the process of entering into theformal agreement with the Commonwealth and thisis the...


Hub Contact

Rachel Hay

Knowledge Broker