The TSRA Land and Sea Management Unit (LSMU) is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the Environmental Management Programme under the Torres Strait Development Plan 2019-2022.
The Regional Goal for the Environmental Management Program is:
Empowering Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal peoples to sustainably manage and benefit from their land, sea and cultural resources into the future, in accordance with Ailan Kastom, Aboriginal Lore/Law and native title rights and interests.
The key outcomes under the Development Plan that our programme focuses on are:
- Key natural and cultural resources are sustainably managed in line with community priorities and traditional ecological knowledge;
- Appropriate collaborative governance arrangements and partnerships to support sustainable management of the region’s environmental values;
- Greater regional and community-based capacity for the sustainable management of natural and cultural values; and
- Improved community sustainability, resilience and ability to adapt to climate change.
Land and Sea Management Unit Videos
Torres Strait - A global marine biodiversity hotspot
Partnerships - Protecting Torres Strait for the Future
The Land and Sea Management Unit (LSMU)
The LSMU coordinates the delivery of the Environmental Management Programme within TSRA.
The Land and Sea Management Strategy for Torres Strait 2016-2036
The Land and Sea Management Strategy for Torres Strait provides the guiding framework for the LSMU’s delivery of the Environmental Management Program and associated initiatives.
Managing Our Islands and Sea Country
An overview of land and sea management arrangements in the Torres Strait region
Adapting to Climate Change
Expected climate change impacts and adaptation responses in Torres Strait
Achieving Our Vision
Implementing the Strategy will require coordination, commitment and resources from all partners in land and sea management
The TSRA uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to manage, store, display, and disseminate spatial data on the Torres Strait region