Desert Knowledge Precinct

The Desert Knowledge Precinct is an evolving location between the town of Alice Springs and its airport. It is covered by an Indigenous Land Use Agreement that positions the Precinct as a strong place for promote collaborative activities among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal interests. The Precinct includes:

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

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

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, Desert Peoples Centre, Northern Territory Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Art Code, Regional Arts Australia, and Central Desert Native Title Services.

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.