Jabiru the final frontier

Project Info

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Project Description

A case for a new space tourism industry to be based in Jabiru.

Data Story

A large portion of the population in Jabiru works at the nearby Ranger mine. (ABS data). When the mine closes, these people will likely move. Vacancy = opportunity for a new industry. Based on forward projections from the CSIRO and Australian Government, the space industry is set to boom. Given Jabiru's proximity to the recently announced Nhulunbuy spaceport, it can benefit from the emerging space sector.

Evidence of Work


Team DataSets

Jabiru town plan

Description of Use: Investigate potential lots that will be available after ERA lease

Data Set

Natural Resource Maps - NT Parks and Reserves

Description of Use: Attempted to look at park boundaries in alignment with the Jabiru town plan. Issues with access to the URL

Data Set

CSIRO Space Roadmap

Description of Use: Key indicators for future space industry projections

Data Set

Territory 2020 Space report

Description of Use: Used to investigate the viability of a space industry in the NT

Data Set

2016 census quick stats

Description of Use: Used to examine the population of Jabiru, including sector of employment.

Data Set

10 year infrastructure plan 2018

Description of Use: Used to get indicators of future investment in the region

Data Set


Australia’s Future Employment

Region: Australia


Thrive or survive: how can we adapt for the future?

Region: Australia


🌟 Link Jabiru, in Kakadu NT, to the NT Space Industry or Tourism

Region: Northern Territory


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