Economic Development

Programme Overview

The TSRA is the lead economic development ‘Solution Broker’ for the Torres Strait region. In this role, the TSRA works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations and individual communities to advance the regional goal, as expressed in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan 2009-2029 'enhance our region's wealth by creating sustainable industries and increasing employment opportunities for our people equivalent to the wider Australian community', and ensure the efficient use of resources. 

The Programme aims, as set out in the Torres Strait Development Plan 2014-2018 are to:

  • Stimulate economic development across the region
  • Advance business skills and align training initiatives with regional employment opportunities
  • Advance Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal ownership and management of businesses in the region.

The TSRA has developed the Regional Economic Investment Strategy to help facilitate commercially-viable business opportunities in the Torres Strait Region and guide the Economic Development Programme in the delivery of a range of services and products designed to meet its Programme aims.  You can find out more about the Regional Economic Investment Strategy (REIS) and our suite of products and services by clicking on the boxes below.

Regional Economic Investment Strategy


Strategic, Informed, Targeted

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Employment & Training



Learn more about the employment and training services the TSRA provide.

Business Development



Read about the Business Development tools and services we have available.

Home Ownership


Learn about how TSRA supports eligible people towards home ownership.

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Regional Economic Investment Strategy


Strategic, Informed, Targeted

Browse for Support Products

Use our product browser to see the range of support products.

Employment & Training



Learn more about the employment and training services the TSRA provide.

Business Development



Read about the Business Development tools and services we have available.

Home Ownership


Learn about how TSRA supports eligible people towards home ownership.

Check Your Eligibility for Support


Try our Product Selector Tool to see what assistance you may be eligible for.