Several NT projects to solve unique industry problems have received funding under the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia Project Funding Round.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the NT projects would help the crocodile, pearling and cattle industries.
“The Coalition Government is investing $1.15 million into the Noonamah-based Porosus Pty Ltd’s $4.8 million project to develop and apply control strategies to prevent the Kunjin and Poxvirus which cause skin lesions in crocodiles. Reducing skin lesions will allow more of the crocodile skin to be used in the high-end fashion market,” Senator Scullion said.
“Ellies Pearling Pty Ltd, based in Winnellie, has received funding of $1.37 million towards a $10 million project breeding resistance to juvenile pearl oyster mortality syndrome.
“The Branir Pty Limited & the Trustee for Booloomani Unit Trust that runs the Tipperary Group of Stations has received $1.5 million in funding for a $5.7 million project to apply new technologies to enhance biosecurity and cattle quality.”
The NT projects are among seven projects that will receive $13.9 million to increase their competitiveness through industry-led collaborative research to solve unique industry problems in the north.
“This funding is part of the Coalition Government delivering on our commitment to developing Northern Australia and the Northern Territory,” Senator Scullion said.
Please note: These are collaborative, multi-organisation projects, and only the lead proponent is shown here. The project activity may take place over multiple locations or in a different location to where applicants are located.