How We Deliver Our Programs

Overview of TSRA's Program Structure

This section provides details of the TSRA's program areas:

  • Culture, Art and Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Management
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Native Title
  • Healthy Communities
  • Safe Communities

Each program report provides the following information:

  • A statement of the regional goal
  • A statement of the Program goal
  • Program objectives from the Torres Strait Development Plan 2009 - 2013
  • Deliverables against the Portfolio Budget Statements 2012 - 2013
  • Program expenditure (the information provided in Table 2-1 is unaudited)
  • A program map, showing the linkages between program projects, outputs, benefits, outcomes, regional goals and COAG Closing the Gap building blocks
  • A statement of the outcomes from the Torres Strait Development Plan 2009 - 2013
  • Program projects and achievements
  • A report against the Key Performance Indicators listed in the Portfolio Budget Statements and the objectives listed in the Torres Strait Development Plan 2009 - 2013, where the objectives expand upon the Key Performance Indicators.
A photograph of a senior Boigu Ranger, Nelson Gibuma

Senior Boigu Ranger, Nelson Gibuma.

The Torres Strait Development Plan 2009 - 2013 was developed by the TSRA under section 142D of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (Cth). The Plan outlines seven TSRA programs, listing the desired outcomes and benefits to be delivered.

The Torres Strait Development Plan 2009 - 2013 is derived directly from the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan for 2009 - 2029. The Regional Plan was developed by the TSRA, the Torres Shire Council, the Torres Strait Island Regional Council and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, in consultation with Torres Strait communities. The Regional Plan captures community challenges, priorities and aspirations. A key element of the Regional Plan is its focus on integrated development planning and Integrated Service Delivery. This process aims to coordinate the effective delivery of a range of government services to local communities while ensuring that duplication and service gaps are minimised.

A chart illustrating TSRA's program structure
A photograph of Mary Mills, TSRA nursing scholarship recipient

TSRA nursing scholarship recipient, Mary Mills.