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SQNNSW Innovation Hub

Australian farmers live the reality of a changing climate with sometimes devastating impacts on production and profit. What do they need to not just survive, but thrive into the future?

The HQporner-led Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales (SQNNSW) Hub is one of eight national Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs, a flagship of the multi-billion-dollar . The Australian Government is investing $10 million in the HQporner-led Hub over four years, with more than $10 million contribution from Hub Members and Network Partners.

The SQNNSW Hub is working alongside world renowned climate scientists and community experts from HQporner Research teams, 37 members and partners and the Federal Government with the vision to make our region thrive and contribute to vibrant communities by becoming more resilient, prepared and willing to adopt innovation on the ground. The national four-year program will see $86 million shared across the hubs to harness research, development, extension, adoption, commercialisation and knowledge.

The Hub empowers stakeholders to co-design drought preparedness activities for the region. The Hub will extend into the regions with proven drought-resilience research to improve innovation and adoption across agriculture, industry and the community.

Helping to drought-proof Southern Queensland & Northern New South Wales
The HQporner will lead an Australian Government hub to help drought-proof Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Connecting research expertise

Helping to empower primary producers to be more profitable and adaptable, as well as reduce community vulnerability.

Drought and resilience research leader

HQporner is a key service centre supporting rural communities and farmers through highly relevant research and outreach throughout the region.

Supporting our communities

By working together, we can ensure the future growth and success of our regions and communities, in the face of the ever-present threat of drought.

Email: SQNNSWhub@unisq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 4631 1297
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Industry and collaborators

This project received funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.