The WiNA CRC bid is being progressed by a multi-organisational Bid Development Team. The Honourable Clare Martin AO is the Chair of the Bid.

The WiNA CRC bid’s research agenda is being driven by industry and government partner needs. It tackles complex, multi-sector challenges and encompasses emerging trends and opportunities.

The WiNA CRC will integrate multiple disciplines and networks, and maximise the uptake of research outputs into practice, plans and policies.

The bid encompasses northern Australia as defined by the Australian Government’s Office of Northern Australia, and is applicable to arid, semi-arid and tropical regions world-wide.

The 2020 WiNA CRC bid comprised a consortium of 33 partners composed of Indigenous, mining, agricultural, water utilities, commercial service providers, government and research organisations led by Charles Darwin University. This consortium committed $20M of cash and $51M of in-kind support to the 10- year CRC. Although this original application did not progress to the second stage during round 22 in 2020, the CRC program provided strong encouragement to the WiNA CRC bid team to submit a rebid in round 23 (2021) with an increased focus on industry engagement.

Bid Development Team

WiNA CRC Bid Development Team with:

  • The Honourable Clare Martin AO, Bid Interim Chair
  • Dr Steve Rogers, Bid Interim CEO and Director of Research and Innovation at Charles Darwin University


Charles Darwin University

Desert Knowledge Australia

Flinders University

Geoscience Australia

In Fusion Consulting

James Cook University

Menzies School of Health Research

Murdoch University

North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance

NT Department of Health

NT Farmers Association

Power & Water Corporation

Regional Development Australia NT

The University of Notre Dame Australia

University of New South Wales

University of Technology Sydney

Victoria University

Water Corporation  WA