RDA FNQ&TS will play a significant facilitative role in leading our region on a path to the realisation of the regional vision. To achieve this, the following top six priorities and goals have been set:
1. Economic Vitality
A diverse and prosperous economy that is resilient to boom and bust cycles and can lead the tropical world in creating a genuinely sustainable and vibrant community within a stunning natural environment.
2. World Class Sustainable Natural and Cultural Resource Management
Our critical natural, cultural and world heritage assets sustain us through regionally-agreed targets and adaptive management.
3. Visionary and Enabling Built Infrastructure
Planning and construction of built infrastructure that strengthens our culture and economy while minimising our ecological footprint.
4. Inclusive Planning and Delivery of Community Services
Securing inclusive health, social and cultural services to meet community aspirations and improve equity between southern Australia and the Far North Queensland and Torres Strait region.
5. Empowered People Through Knowledge and Skills
FNQ&TS develops the skills and knowledge base required to compete as a workforce location of choice and to service major economic development initiatives within our region and across northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
6. Reconceptualising Regionalism
Creating regionally appropriate solutions and bringing decision making to home turf.
From these six pillars, eleven Strategic Priority Packages have been developed. These are intended to take the high level goals of the regional pillars and turn them into strategies and initiatives for implementation. Whilst the packages may be driven by RDA FNQ&TS, they are owned by the regional partners and stakeholders best positioned to deliver the initiatives.