Innovation Hub

The SQNNSW Innovation Hub

The Southern Queensland and Northern NSW Hub is a part of the national Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs program, which aims to help farmers and communities get ready for drought by connecting them with regional agricultural experts, innovation, and new practices. 


The Hub supports producers and their communities in growing resilience to manage climate variability through innovation, collaboration, and building capacity and capability. 


The Hub covers the region from Longreach in Queensland to Dubbo in New South Wales and from the coast to the Southern Australian & Northern Territory borders in the west. It has seven nodes and works with a range of industries, including livestock, broadacre cropping, cotton, horticulture, viticulture, tree crops, and sugarcane. 


The Hub has 37 Members and Network Partners and supports the co-design of drought preparedness activities for the region.

Amanda Scott

The Lismore Node

The Lismore Node is one of the seven Hub nodes and is being led by a team at Southern Cross University. 


This includes Knowledge Broker, Amanda Scott (pictured), Node manager, Rebecca Lollback, and two extension officers, Gavin Tinning (North Coast) and Janelle Schafer (Bingara).


The team’s goal is to enhance the capabilities of existing networks to support farmers in managing resilient, profitable, functional and biodiverse landscapes.

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