In addition to the improved access and safer roads mentioned, in 2017 the Cape York Region Package provided a total of 71 Indigenous people employed on production projects. This equated to 54% of the workforce.
As part of the development, TMR in partnership with the Cape York Land Council is offering 12 high school scholarships (valued at $2,250 each) and 6 tertiary scholarships (value up to $40,000 each) in the 2017–19 calendar years. These scholarships provide assistance with educational expenses to encourage students and facilitate participation in ongoing education and learning opportunities. Tertiary scholarship students are studying in fields related to TMR business such as construction management, engineering, communications and finance.
The scholarships are eligible to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a traditional or historical connection to country around the local Peninsula Developmental Road.
This initiative complements TMR’s aim to improve social outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and local communities by providing better access to health services, employment, and education and training opportunities.
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