The Strategic Plan is delivered through partnerships with the Wet Tropics community. Under each of the strategies, the Authority has identified actions noting issues to be addressed, and the Authority’s likely role in delivery. Specific partners and delivery arrangements have not been identified here—this will occur over the course of the 10-year life of the Strategic Plan, depending upon interest of partners, timing of opportunities, and availability of resources. We encourage Wet Tropics stakeholders to review and contact us if any actions are of interest to you.
Planning and delivery will be informed by best available information. The Authority recognises that research and ongoing consultation with the community will provide the best available information to deliver actions under the Strategic Plan. The Authority will continue to engage with diverse professional and research networks, support and engage with Wet Tropics community groups, support research through small grants programs, and support our statutory committees (Scientific Advisory Committee, and Community Consultative Committee) to provide strategic direction and the most contemporary advice.
'... research and ongoing consultation with the community will provide the best available information to deliver actions under the Strategic Plan.'
The Strategic Plan will be delivered through a combination of existing and additional resources that will need to be secured over its life. The Authority currently receives funding under a five year Agreement between the Australian and Queensland Governments. The current funding agreement is from 2018 to 2023. The Authority will be seeking to secure ongoing funding from the Commonwealth and State, particularly through demonstrating timely and effective delivery of actions and outcomes in the Strategic Plan.
Additional resources will be identified through government (Commonwealth and State) and non- government sources. Government funding may be through budget allocations, grants, or in-kind. In many cases, the Authority may play the role of securing resources for partners to deliver actions, or sub- components of actions directly. Examples of specific grant funding sources include: