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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.

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.

‘This project aims to substantially reduce the amount of sediment flowing into the Normanby, and as a result, improve water quality in the Northern Great Barrier Reef,’

The intent of the community plan is that it will represent the community’s views, visions and values for the future of the local government area, and set a strategic vision for what the community wants the area to be like in 10, 20 or more years.

This plan has been prepared after consideration of the following (as amended) pieces of legislation and plans:

  •  Local Government Act 2009

  •  Queensland Sustainable Planning Act 2009

  •  Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2009

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.

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:

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.