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The Indigenous Economic Development Grant (IEDG) is part of Queensland Government's strategy to help alleviate the impact of the Australian Government's reforms to the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) program.

The IEDG aims to assist Indigenous councils fill the potential service delivery gap arising from the withdrawal of CDEP.

This program aims to significantly improve opportunities for Indigenous people to engage in private and public sector jobs. The program will enable Indigenous councils to transition some CDEP participants into permanent municipal service jobs within remote communities.

The grant is paid to Aboriginal shire councils and Indigenous regional councils, subject to all reporting requirements being met.

Funding schedule


Council 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Aurukun Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Mornington Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000
Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council $80,000 $80,000 $80,000 $80,000
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council $160,000 $160,000 $160,000 $160,000
TOTAL $1,440,000 $1,440,000 $1,440,000 $1,440,000

Payment and reporting requirements

Councils are required to acquit and report on the previous expenditure to the department for review and approval before further funding is released.

Guidelines and forms

Further information

For more information about the IEDG contact the department.

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Phone: 07 3452 6725