In order to be eligible for NAIF funding a proposed project must:
- involve the construction or material enhancement of northern Australia economic infrastructure,
- be of public benefit,
- be located in, or have significant benefit for, northern Australia,
- require a loan that is able to be repaid or refinanced, and
- have an Indigenous Engagement Strategy, meaning the project has objectives for Indigenous participation, procurement and employment.
Some examples of projects financed by NAIF include the three-stage redevelopment of Mater Private Hospital's Pimlico campus in Townsville, and the construction of an open access multi-user ship lift facility, and associated marine industry infrastructure, in Darwin.
For more information concerning the process of gaining NAIF financing see the facility's website listed in the URL section above.