Building community resilience through robust digital connectivity and inclusion

This project is focused on defining bespoke technical solutions for robust and reliable internet and mobile connectivity to promote disaster recovery and resilience in Northern Gulf communities in Far North Queensland. Dr Marshall will lead the research component of this project in collaboration with project partners: Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG), James Cook University (JCU), Gulf Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) and Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC).

The project brings together property owners, councils, development organisations, technical experts and service providers to collaboratively identify and define mobile, telecommunications and broadband failures during the 2019 monsoon trough and recovery phase, and devise novel technical solutions and systemic improvement options for the future. The key output will be a strategy for executing for the preferred novel solutions packages to be accessed by end users.


DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Inclusion & Participation


Project team

Investigators


Project partners

  • Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG)
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • Gulf Cattlemen’s Association (GCA)
  • Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC)

Project funding

  • Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors under the ‘FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough – Category C Flexible Funding Grants Program (2020 – 2021)

communications infrastructure



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