Cape York Region Package
The Cape York Region Package (CYRP) is a $276 million program of works (2014-15 to 2018-19) jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to upgrade critical infrastructure on Cape York Peninsula.
The package consists of 3 sub-programs:
- $215.5 million program of works to progressively extend the seal on the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) between Lakeland and Weipa over 4 years;
- $10 million over 4 years for sealing works on the remaining gravel sections of Endeavour Valley Road through to Hope Vale;
- $50.5 million for priority community infrastructure works identified by the Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA) formerly know as the Cape Indigenous Mayors Alliance (CIMA) for projects that upgrade and improve infrastructure such as roads, barge and boat ramps, water and sewerage).
- Works are currently being carried out in the RDATN regions of Aurukun, Kowanyama, Lockhart River, Mapoon, Napranum, Northern Peninsula Area, Pormpuraaw and Wujal Wujal communities.
Stage One – Completed
Improved access to Cape York for freight, tourists and other road users, improved safety, reduced ongoing road maintenance costs, improved community infrastructure, and employment, training and business development opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
RDA Tropical North Activities
Improving critical transport and community infrastructure for the Cape remains a priority for RDA Tropical North to strengthen and improve economic development and social outcomes for the region.
As Chair and Secretariat, the RDA Tropical North continues to work closely with all program members, State and Federal Government Departments and regional Agencies to maximize outcomes from the project and to ensure strong industry and community engagement through the Taskforce and Sub Working Group meetings.
Program members and stakeholders include, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development (DITCRD), the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP), the Prime Ministers’ National Indigenous Australian Agency (NIAA) and the Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance (TCICA).
The Australian Government has committed $223.94 million to the CYRP from 2014-15 to 2018-19, with the Queensland Government contributing $52.1 million.
CYRP Program Board – Governance Arrangements
Updated May 2017 to reflect current CYRP Board membership, functions and related position titles. Copy available here.
|02 June 2021||CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Cooktown)||Communique|
|16 Nov 2020||CYRP Combined Sub-Working Group and Taskforce Community Forum (Weipa)||Communique|
|26 May 2020||CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns)||Comminique|
|25 May 2020||CYRP Taskforce (Weipa) Community Forum||Postponed due to COVID-19|
|18 Nov 2019||CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns)||Communique|
|5 Aug 2019||CYRP Taskforce (Cairns)||Communique|
|5 Aug 2019||CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns)||Communique|
|25 Feb 2019||CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns)||Communique|
|4 Dec 2018||CYRP Taskforce Meeting (Cairns)||Communique|
|22 March 2018||CYRP Sub-Working Group (Cairns)||Communique|
|11 Dec 2017||CYRP Taskforce (Cairns)||Communique|
|31 July 2017||CYRP Taskforce (Coen)||Communique|
|16 May 2017||CYRP Sub-Working Group||Communique|
|11 Aug 2016||CYRP Taskforce||Communique|
|13 May 2016||CYRP Sub-Working Group||Communique|
|13 Oct 2015||CYRP Taskforce|
|24 Aug 2015||CYRP Sub-Working Group||Communique|
|20 May 2015||CYRP Sub-Working Group & Taskforce||Meeting Presentation||Communique|
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