Be culturally appropriate

Reinforcing native title rights and interests, respecting Ailan Kastom and Aboriginal Lore/Law, incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and aligning with Traditional Owner interests.

Empower Traditional Owners

Supporting self-determination at the local and regional scale.

Deliver enduring outcomes

Providing environmentally, economically and socially sustainable solutions.

Adopt integrated decision-making

Using evidence-based approaches that take a long-term holistic perspective and consider all relevant factors.

Demonstrate strong adaptive management

Applying flexible approaches that incorporate learning from experience.

Focus on protecting and managing key values

Keeping the unique features of Torres Strait secure for the benefit of future generations.