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Far North Queensland and Torres Strait Skills Needs

Priority 1: Driving visionary infrastructure (incl water and energy), delivering on GRP targets supporting agriculture, mining, tourism, aviation industry

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Strong understanding of local government, connections to industry, business.
  • Understand return on investment business cases, infrastructure projects and large capital investment initiatives.
  • Also regional land use and reform, project assessment and approval.

Priority 2: Resolution of land use conflict and tenure, focus on economic advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Cape York and Torres Strait

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Regional conflict, tenure resolution and Indigenous Community development and land tenure with focus on the relevant Acts and experience living and working in Cape York and/or Torres Strait.
  • Understand planning, community engagement Land Use Agreements.

Priority 3: Drive employment, health, education, human and cultural services cohesion across the region and build sector capacity

What skills/experience will be needed from future committee members to achieve this priority?

  • Experience in workforce planning and employment solutions.
  • Working with NGOs/Charities/NFP sector, social enterprise models at a strategic level.
  • Skills engaging with disengaged people and multiple stakeholder management.

Geography

Is geographic representation important to achieve the RDA committee's priorities?

  • Yes.

Which geographic areas require greater representation from future members?

  • Gulf (Etheridge/Croydon Shires), Cape York (Indigenous representation), Torres Strait Islands, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast.

Other Comments

  • Based on Skill Needs Assessment conducted in October 2014:
    • We would be keen to retain 12 member seats to accommodate adequate geographic representation.