The Torres Cape Indigenous
Council Alliance
is a membership
based regional organisation of
councils which was first established
in 2013 as the Cape Indigenous
Mayors Alliance (CIMA). The CIMA
was renamed in 2017 to the Torres
Cape Indigenous Council Alliance
(TCICA) to better recognise its
growing member base.

The TCICA now consists of 14 local
governing authorities from across
the Torres Strait, Cape York and
Gulf region of Far North Queensland.

Our region covers more than
131,000 square kilometres and is
home to around 28,500 people,
65.7 per cent of whom are
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

The TCICA now consists of 14 local
governing authorities from across
the Torres Strait, Cape York and
Gulf region of Far North Queensland.

Our region covers more than
131,000 square kilometres and is
home to around 28,500 people,
65.7 per cent of whom are
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

TCICA Meeting Dates for 2019

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  • 6-7 AUGUST (AGM)
  • 6-7 NOVEMBER

About Us

The Torres Cape Indigenous Council Alliance
represents 11 of Queensland’s 16 Indigenous
local governments, as well as Torres Shire
Council, Cook Shire Council and Weipa Town
Authority. We operate as a collaborative
partnership of councils to represent the
common interests of local governing bodies
within the region.

Our mission is to foster cooperation and
resource sharing between member
councils and effectively advocate on
agreed regional positions and priorities.

Our Members

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Our Community

14 local governing
authorities from
across the Torres
Strait, Cape York and
Gulf region of Far
North Queensland

131,018 km<sup>2</sup>

131,018 km2

TOTAL LAND AREA
13% of Queensland

65.7%

65.7%

ABORIGINAL
OR TORRES STRAIT
ISLANDER PEOPLES

compared to 4% for
the whole of Queensland

23.5%

23.5%

PEOPLE ARE
UNEMPLOYED

compared to 6.1% for
the whole of Queensland

MAJOR<br />
INDUSTRIES

MAJOR
INDUSTRIES

INCLUDE MINING,
AGRICULTURE,
PUBLIC
ADMINISTRATION,
HEALTH &
EDUCATION

20%

20%

TOTAL LAND AREA
IS NATIONAL PARK

or 25,660 km2

73.8%

73.8%

PEOPLE RENT
HOUSING

compared to 34.2% for
the whole of Queensland

15 YEAR

15 YEAR

GAP IN HEALTH
ADJUSTED LIFE
EXPECTANCY

compared to total
Queensland population

$1.416 BILLION

$1.416 BILLION

CONTRIBUTION TO
QUEENSLAND’S GRP

28,548

28,548

RESIDENTS
0.6% of Queensland’s
total population

RESIDENTS<br />
8.5 TIMES

RESIDENTS
8.5 TIMES

MORE LIKELY TO
BE HOMELESS

compared to the
whole of Queensland

100%

100%

OF THE REGION
is very Remote Australia
or Remote Australia

TOURISM

TOURISM

IS A GROWING
INDUSTRY

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