The Tropical Savannas CRC Board met on February 29, the day
after the Futures Forum. The key items discussed are summarised
- While the Centre will officially wind up on June 30, 2008, the
CEO and some administration and communication staff will remain
employed until later in the year so that all the reporting and
outputs such as the Annual Report can be completed.
- A group comprising Bob Wasson (CDU), David Garnett
(TS–CRC), Brian Keating (CSIRO), Greg Robbins (QDPIF) and
Rolf Gerritsen (CDU) will investigate the feasibility of a bid for
a new CRC focused on the broad area of sustainable northern
development in the next round of CRCs with the final submission due
sometime in 2009.
- It is planned that the various CRC websites will continue to be
developed and maintained beyond 2008 by a Tropical Savannas
Communication business unit within CDU. This unit can also continue
to distribute the remaining publications and secure funding to
continue Savanna Links.
- The North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management
Alliance (NAILSMA) continues to receive strong support from a
variety of funding agencies and will be viable after the wind-up of
For more information contact David Garnett, details below.