Mossman Gorge 'Improving Economic Opportunities' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)

Date: 1 January 2005
Sub Category:Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
Place:Mossman Gorge
State/Country:Queensland, Australia
Mossman Gorge is located 60 kilometres north of Cairns. Mossman Gorge is part of the Daintree National Park.
Subject Matter: | Employment and Training | Tourism | Economic Development
Summary Information:
The Mossman Gorge 'Improving Economic Opportunities' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) was signed between the Commonwealth government, the Quuensland government and the local Indigenous community to develop tourism opportunities for the community. Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see ‘Shared Responsibility Agreement’ below.
Detailed Information:
Purpose The SRA aims to increase economic opportunities for locals by tapping into the economic potential of the one million tourists who visit Mossman Gorge annually. The SRA will provide a Business Manager to indentify business opportunities. Shared Responsibility The Commonwealth government's contribution to the SRA totals $105,000. Along with the Queensland government, this will fund the Business Manager position. Computer facilities will also be updated. The community wil work with the Business Manager to pursue sustainable business opportunities, and undertake skills training programs. The Mossman Gorge SRA will be administered by the Cairns Indigenous Coordination Centre.

Related Entries

  • Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (Cth)
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Cairns Indigenous Coordination Centre (ICC)
  • State of Queensland - Signatory

  • References

    News Item
    Ian Gerard (2005) 'Gift' of a job in tour deal


    Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)