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The Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy (CYPLUS) was a joint initiative between the Australian and Queensland Governments.

  • Stage 1 involved data collection, issues identification and analysis of opportunities and constraints.
  • Stage 2 involved the development of a coordinated strategy for sustainable land use and economic and social development.
  • Stage 3 consisted of implementation and evaluation.

A series of resources to promote arson awareness in Cape York.

This Regional Investment Strategy contains the priorities for investment for the five years 2013-2018 as identified through consultation with the peoples and communities of Cape York. The purpose of the strategy is to detail the investment required to undertake activities that will contribute to achieving community identified outcomes. The principal intent of the strategy is to act as a prospectus for obtaining the Cape York NRM regional base funds from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program and the Queensland Government’s NRM program.

Cape York NRM will commence consultation on the revised Cape York Regional NRM Plan in March–April 2021.

You may be asking yourself, why is the plan important and why should I be involved?

The challenge on Cape York is the enormous diversity of views, and often conflicting views, on what is important from a natural resource perspective.

People of Cape York all have their own plans for Country, some based on thousands of years of cultural occupation and obligation, some with newer aspirations on economic development.

This is a plan about keeping Cape York healthy for future generations. Why does it matter?
The Cape York Healthy Country Plan 2021-2030 is the regional natural resource management plan for Cape York.

Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council (HVASC) is focussing on a Community Economic Development (CED) model; where communities initiate their own solutions to local problems.

CED strategies create sustainable economic opportunities, in a way that improves social, quality of life and environmental conditions, building community capacity to deal with future challenges and opportunities.

Reef Plan is a joint commitment of the Australian and Queensland governments. The plan is a collaborative program of coordinated projects and partnerships designed to improve the quality of water in the Great Barrier Reef. It identifies actions that will help minimise the risk to the reef from a decline in the quality of water entering the reef from adjacent catchments, including improving land management in reef catchments to reduce non-point source pollution.

Published by the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning. The plan identifies and interprets the state’s interests in land use planning and development, as described in the State Planning Policy, for the Cape York region. The plan does this by evaluating and balancing competing state interests in a regional context. It provides more detailed regional guidance for some state interests to ensure they are addressed in a coordinated fashion across the region within local government planning schemes. The plan achieves this purpose through a combination of:

Hope Vale is a community for families that celebrates Aboriginal culture, striving to be sustainable, viable, fair and equitable, accommodating change, fostering growth, promoting success in a friendly and culturally sensitive environment and is an enjoyable place to live.

The Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council planning scheme respects the community’s values and is committed to sensitive, planned, sustainable and culturally appropriate development. The Planning Scheme integrates the community’s values with how we use and care for the land in Hope Vale within four themes:

Technical Report on Rehabilitation Needs

Primarily, this Plan is for Kaanju people living on homelands, but it also serves as a guide for external land and resource management, conservation, service delivery, economic development and community development organisations and agencies, both government and non-government, engaged with Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation and Kaanju people on issues concerning our traditional homelands and associated resources.

The aim of the Plan is to ensure that natural resources are well managed, and protected where required, for the benefit of us all and future generations. The Plan aims as far as possible to be consistent with other regional strategies. As part of the 'bigger picture' this process is also consistent with the State and National Plans and strategies that address the broad issue of ecologically sustainable development.

Cape York Natural Resource Management (Cape York NRM), Cook Shire Council (CSC), Weipa Town Authority, Wujal Wujal, Hopevale, Lockhart, Mapoon, Napranum, Aurukun, Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Councils and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) have collaboratively developed this Regional Biosecurity Plan (the Plan) for Cape York Peninsula. The development of the Plan has been the culmination of extensive consultation with Cape York Peninsula communities, Traditional Owners and all levels of government.

The purpose of this Act is to regulate the clearing of vegetation in a way that:

Poster outlining a set of guiding priniciples on which Laura Rangers will operate on their country. The country plan, through extensive consultation with Traditional owners and historical people, reflects the knowledge and concerns of the Indigenous groups identifying with the area surrounding Laura. Most of the concerns explored in this document are cross-cultural, varying only in relative importance depending on their relevance to specific interest groups. 

The Annan-Endeavour Catchment Management Group has developed this Strategy in close association with all interested community, government and industry groups. The Plan provides long term direction for managing the future of land, water resources and biodiversity of the Catchment and is the foundation for community investment decisions to ensure improved natural resource management.

The Mitchell River Watershed Management Group released this operational plan as a follow up from the business plan to take tasks identified therein and prioritise them, identify potential partners for projects, and setting measurable outcomes and appropriate times for completion of projects.

Jalunji-Warra Land and Sea Country


The Laura-Normanby Catchment Area covers a vast and relatively undeveloped area with extensive riverine and wetland systems, one of Queensland's largest conservation areas (Lakefield National Park), numerous sacred aboriginal sites, good cattle country and rich agricultural lands. The majority of residents and landholders in the Catchment recognise the unique attributes of the area and the need to protect and preserve these attributes for the future. Most are working hard to develop the land in a sustainable manner.

An Act to provide for the identification of the significant natural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula, and cooperative and ecologically sustainable management of Cape York Peninsula.

This is the final draft for the Normanby Catchment Water Quality Management Plan and was released for consultation and review on the 1st of September 2013.

Caring for Kuku Nyungkal Country

Our vision for our bubu (land)1 is to

  • Maintain our Nyungkal culture, belief, customs and law/lore;

  • Sustain, conserve, and preserve our country, landscapes, waters, mountains and all our cultural sites;

  • Care for our people and their social and economic well being.

The Mitchell River Watershed Strategic Plan 2013-2016 is an update of the Mitchell River Watershed Management Plan created in 2000. It should be used to guide the direction of the Mitchell River watershed management group in prioritising the work they do in the catchment, and should be reviewed in 2016. The original plan written in 2000 contains detailed information on the watershed and its issues, and should be used a reference document to supplement this document.

The Coastal Management Plan is prepared under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Coastal Act) to describe how the coastal zone of Queensland is to be managed. The objects of the Coastal Act related to coastal management are to: provide for the protection, conservation, rehabilitation and management of the coastal zone, including its resources and biological diversity; and, encourage the enhancement of knowledge of coastal resources and the effect of human activities on the coastal zone.

This community plan outlines how the community and council believe that the Mapoon area should develop between the 2010 and 2020 period and sets out how the issues affecting the Mapoon region at the time should've been addressed and a vision for the future Mapoon.