Aurukun Shire Council is active in promoting the economic development of the community and encourages new businesses to set up in Aurukun especially where they may increase job opportunities. Local employment growth is a key strategy for Council.

Aurukun Shire Council also seeks cooperative arrangements with outside organisations and businesses to conduct commercial activities that further the economic development of Aurukun.

Council is guided by our strategy as detailed in our Operational Plan.

Potential business activities include:

* Tourism Development in conjunction with Traditional Owners (Aurukun has some of the largest wetlands in Australia)

* Supply of fresh food to local businesses e.g. seafood, vegetables

* Sale of Aurukun art through our Wik and Kugu Arts Centre

* Mechanical repairs

* Cleaning services

* Landscaping services

* Other suitable commercial activities that increase local employment.

If you wish to discuss these opportunities further, please contact:

Alan Neilan

Phone: (07) 4060 6817

Mobile: 0428 852 472

Email:  DIRCOM@aurukun.qld.gov.au