The community of Wujal Wujal, located 159 kilometres north of Cairns, has become the first Indigenous community in Queensland to adopt a Local Government Planning Scheme.

Minister for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes said the adoption of the new planning scheme marks an important step in achieving improvements for the Wujal Wujal community and supporting their economic development. Historically, planning and development in Indigenous communities in Queensland has been plagued by poor…