Tropical North Queensland Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

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


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

Major Focus

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.

Innovative approaches will be explored that translate into to the Tropical North Queensland context and knowledge will be made available, shared and curated to ensure approaches and solutions are well informed.

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.


The core site is at the JCU Ideas Lab in Cairns. 

Hub nodes are in:

1. TNQ Hub Cairns

James Cook University

2. Tropical North Node

Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd

3. Gulf of Carpentaria node

Southern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd

4. Fitzroy node

Fitzroy Basin Association

5. Mackay and Whitsundays node

Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsundays Isaac) Ltd

6. Burdekin node

NQ Dry Tropics Ltd

Hub Contact

Thanks for finding the TNQ Drought Hub website, we will be up and running soon.  In the meantime if you need anything please contact Rachel Hay.

Rachel Hay

Knowledge Broker
0402 289 724

This program/project received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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