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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

The aim of the 2016–18 ILGSP is to provide funding to assist Indigenous councils increase their capacity, capability and sustainability.

Recipient councils under the 2016–18 ILGSP are:

  • Aurukun Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Mornington Shire Council
  • Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Torres Strait Island Regional Council
  • Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council

Program details

The budget for the ILGSP is $8,152,588. This is to be divided equally between the 16 eligible councils. Each council will receive an allocation of $509,536 which is to be expended before 30 June 2018 on projects and initiatives which build council capacity and capability and contribute to long term sustainability.

In order to gain access to funding, eligible councils are to submit project proposals to DILGP for assessment.

Key dates

  • Eligible local governments may submit project proposals at any time. All projects funded under the ILGSP must be completed and funding acquitted by 30 June 2018.

Forms and resources

Contact information

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Phone:
    • Northern region: 07 4758 3420
    • Brisbane office: 07 3452 6723