Cape York Sustainable Futures Inc. (CYSF) previously Cape York Peninsula Development Association Inc (CYPDA Inc) was formed in 1987 to provide an independent forum to promote the development of Cape York Peninsula, an area covering 137,000 sq. kms. in one of Australia's most remote regions. Our group is apolitical, cross-sectional and considered a pioneer of community driven representation.
It provides an open forum for debate and is the only organisation in the Peninsula to which everyone can belong and where everyone can have their say, with members coming from a cross section of the community including Indigenous people, pastoralists, small business owners, tourism operators, agricultural, community organisations, conservationists and local government.
CYSF advocates for enhanced quality of life through the most appropriate means for Peninsula residents and lobbies governments to enable legislative change in order to achieve this goal for the Cape York community.
We focus on building a cohesive empowered community with a vibrant diverse economy, strong social infrastructure that will help create a wealthy community and one where effective management of the environment provides for now and the future generations.