Regional Plan Community Booklets 2012


Community Booklet Cover


The Integrated Service Delivery (ISD) Project, jointly implemented by the Governance and Leadership Program of the TSRA and the Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA), established Regional Plan Working Groups (RPWG) in 2009 comprising representatives of the three levels of government (agencies working in the Region).  In 2011 the RPWG completed the mapping of all government services being delivered to Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Communities. This exercise also identified gaps to be addressed.

This service delivery mapping was then compared to the list of community needs and aspirations that were collected during the 2008 consultations that produced the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan 2009 - 2029

The resulting product was a set of Regional Plan Community Booklets - one for each Community (and a single one for NPA) - which show:

  • the needs the community expressed in 2008 and their status in 2012 (colour coded red,orange or green), thus showing progress in filling gaps in service delivery 
  • the services delivered or available and accessible to the community and individuals across the Region
  • contact details for government departments, agencies and programs

The Community Booklets are arranged in seven chapters equating to the seven Commonwealth of Australian Governments (COAG) Building Blocks that the Australian and State governments are focusing on to try and ‘Close the Gap’ between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians:

  • Early Childhood
  • Schooling
  • Health
  • Economic Participation
  • Healthy Homes
  • Safe Communities
  • Governance and Leadership

The Purpose of the Community Booklets

The Booklets have a number of purposes:

  • To act as a directory of services that can assist community members and groups
  • To act as a ‘baseline’ or‘snapshot’ – progress can be measured against it in future years
  • To act as a basis for discussion and engagement with three levels of government
  • To act as a basis for discussion between community members and motivational or rallying tool for communities.

The Booklets

The community booklets are accessed by the following links:

Torres Strait Island Regional Council:

Regional Plan Community Booklet Badu

Regional Plan Community Booklet Boigu

Regional Plan Community Booklet Dauan

Regional Plan Community Booklet Erub

Regional Plan Community Booklet Hammond

Regional Plan Community Booklet Iama

Regional Plan Community Booklet Kubin

Regional Plan Community Booklet Mabuiag

Regional Plan Community Booklet Masig

Regional Plan Community Booklet Mer

Regional Plan Community Booklet Poruma

Regional Plan Community Booklet Saibai

Regional Plan Community Booklet St Pauls

Regional Plan Community Booklet Ugar

Regional Plan Community Warraber

Torres Shire Council:

Regional Plan Community Booklet Horn Island

Regional Plan Community Booklet Prince of Wales

Regional Plan Community Booklet Thursday Island

Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council:

Regional Plan Community Booklet NPA

Future review

The Community Booklets will be reviewed and updated in a couple of years. This will involve:

  • Traffic lights changing colour
  • Green items being removed
  • Red non-feasible items being removed
  • New issues being added (new red items).

It may also involve identifying:

  • Items for community as opposed to government action, and
  • Items for the different levels of government.

Integrated Service Delivery Action Plan

Some of the red and orange items are being included in a single document called the ISD Action Plan. The TSRA is currently working with Australian and Queensland Goverment agencies to develop this bi-lateral ISD Action Plan, which will comprise a list of actions to address the remaining shortfalls in service delivery that are the responsibility of the two levels of government. It will act as a 'blueprint' for the Region and be a 'live' document, that is, it will be continously updated as actions are completed or circumstances change.

For more information, please contact the ISD Coordination Unit at: