Economic Development

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Programme Overview

The TSRA leads the way in economic development in the Torres Strait Region. Economic development is about growing the Torres Strait Region’s income and wealth. Wealth is shared within communities through business creation and employment of Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people in the communities where they live.

The TSRA works with other government and non-government groups and individual communities to meet regional goals.

The Economic Development Program aims, as set out in the Torres Strait Development Plan 2019-2022 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 (REIS) to help build business opportunities in the Torres Strait Region which can compete and make a profit without ongoing government support. This will guide the Economic Development Program

You can find out more about the Regional Economic Investment Strategy (REIS) and our products and services by clicking on the boxes below.