Agtech In Our Region

Hinkler AgTech Initiative

The Hinkler AgTech Initiative (the Initiative) was led by the Central Queensland University’s Institute for Future Farming Systems and  funded through the Hinkler Regional Deal. The Hinkler Regional Deal was a collaboration between the Australian Government, Bundaberg Regional Council and Fraser Coast Regional Council.

Between 2021 and 2023 the Initiative conducted 50+ trials with various producers using a range of technologies.

While the project formally concluded in February 2023, the Initiative team continues to play a role in agtech deveopment in the region.

The Role of the Agtech Hub

The Bundaberg Region has established itself as one of the nation’s food bowls with a large and diverse agricultural mix. In terms of agtech, the region has growers and producers at various stages of the agtech journey.

Given our place in agricultural landscape, it makes sense to have a central hub focused on facilitating the adoption of technologies that will help our producers to be sustainable and competitive into the future.

About the Agtech Hub

The Agtech Hub is a facility created for the purpose of advancing agricultural innovation and technology in the region.

Key Contacts In Our Region

Some key people who can connect you with suppliers, consultants, advisors and other producers.

Local Case Studies

Learn about some agtech trials that have been conducted in the Bundaberg region.