Establish a region-wide legal entity that provides coordination, advocacy, advisory and capacity building support, and represents the interests of all members PBCs.
Long-term and strategic support from a mandated, legal regional organisation will significantly enhance the capacity of Traditional Owner groups to engage in all aspects of NRM through strategic representation and secure access to funding and business opportunities.
Deliver a region-wide Proficiency Program providing targeted training/support to PBCs across the region.
Long-term, sustained, investment to provide all groups with proficiency in key areas will build greater regional capacity for effective and beneficial Indigenous participation.
Establish an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Mapping and Management Centre to inform policy, planning and project development and guarantee protection of cultural values and sites.
Supporting cultural knowledge holders to share and record cultural values is a priority for both protecting that knowledge, but also informing and influencing policies and plans that could either threaten or enhance cultural values.
Develop and implement a region-wide Cultural Values Communication campaign, to build understanding and respect for cultural values.
Widespread respect for, and valuing of the exceptional cultural values of the Wet Tropics, will be an important lever for influencing policy, securing investment and ensuring these values are protected into the future. An innovative marketing campaign will be key.