Desert Knowledge Precinct

The Desert Knowledge Precinct consists of 73 hectares of land on the Stuart Highway between the town centre of Alice Springs and its airport. An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) between native title holders and the Territory covers the Precinct and its development. Desert Knowledge Australia manages the Precinct, which includes:

Business and Innovation Centre (BIC)

Designed by award-winning architects, the BIC is a sophisticated office facility that has been home to large and small organisations since 2007, including the CSIRO, Desert Knowledge Australia, two Cooperative Research Centres (Desert Knowledge, Remote Economic Participation), Ninti One, Northern Territory Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Art Code, Regional Arts Australia, and Central Desert Native Title Services.

DKA Solar Centre

A solar technology demonstration and research facility and energy supplier for the Desert Knowledge Precinct, managed by CAT Projects.

visit the DKA Solar Centre website

Desert Peoples Centre

Comprising the Centre for Appropriate Technology, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-controlled organisation providing appropriate technology, service delivery and training across Australia, and the Batchelor Institute (Central Australian campus), a dual sector tertiary education provider that services the education, training and research needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

visit the Desert Peoples Centre website

The Precinct's neighbours include education, training, technology and research organisations, such as CAT Projects / CAT Services, Yirara College, Geoscience Australia and the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI), all of which are an important part of the desert knowledge network.