Here is what the ABC had to say in an article entitled ‘Napranum Aboriginal community turns disadvantage around by boosting jobs, infrastructure’.
‘The Queensland Aboriginal community of Napranum on the state's western Cape York says it is charting its own path to tackle disadvantage, with remarkable results.
Napranum has long been considered one of Queensland's most disadvantaged communities, but in just three years, it has had a big turnaround, significantly increasing jobs and infrastructure.
Despite being a short drive from the wealthy mining town of Weipa, Napranum was poor and over-crowded.
In 2011, the community engaged a consultant to help it develop its own 10-year vision.
The community has since created at least 40 new jobs, got young people into training, and built infrastructure now owned by the community, including more than 30 homes, a new supermarket, a daycare centre and a war memorial…’ Read more