Jabiru is an important town in the Northern Territory as the gateway to dual-World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park and as the service centre for those living in the West Arnhem Region. 

The Traditional Owners of Jabiru, the Mirarr People, want to transition the town from a post-mining town to a vibrant and sustainable Aboriginal-led tourism and services hub.

The Jabiru Masterplan conceptualises the vision of the Mirarr as:

“A world leading ecologically sustainable, economically and socially vibrant community where traditional Aboriginal culture, all people and the natural environment flourishes.”

The Australian and Northern Territory Government’s commitment to Jabiru and Kakadu National Park is reflected in the combined $411.5 million of funding that has been pledged since 2019. 

The transition of Jabiru and Kakadu will take place over many years, but delivery of key activities is currently underway to secure the future of Jabiru and Kakadu and to provide certainty for residents, businesses and the tourism industry.

Snapshot of progress as of April 2023

A timeline of projects including images