Introduction to the Program Office
What is the Remote Indigenous Land and Infrastructure Program Office and how does it work?
The Remote Indigenous Land and Infrastructure Program Office is a part of Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, and was established in 2009 to facilitate in the development across 16 remote, discrete Indigenous communities in Queensland by:
- Providing the cross agency leadership and coordination necessary to ensure extensive capital works programs are delivered quickly and efficiently.
- Improving land management practices through the coordination of accurate survey which will provide more certainty around property and road boundaries within each community.
- Securing 40 Year Social Housing Leases to achieve one streamlined social housing system and improve capacity for home ownership.
- Ensuring Land Use Planning Schemes are completed for all communities which will provide each Council with information to make decisions about the sustainable use of the community’s land.
- Facilitating Indigenous Land Use Agreements to obtain Native Title consent for 40 year Social Housing Leases, 99 year Home Ownership Leases.
- Resolving land tenure issues in order to create certainty around the administration of land.
- Maximising Indigenous employment, training and business development opportunities.