At its core, CYT is about developing an Indigenous enterprise that can act as a beachhead for Cape York’s first indigenous-controlled industry.

In order to achieve this aim, CYT must carve out a place in the market for Indigenous businesses, such as itself, to thrive and grow.

As part of this effort, CYT seeks to increase awareness about its operation and goals, and bring others along for the ride.

In May, CYT invited Cook Shire Councillors to visit the CYT Mill.

There, they heard about the Mill’s history, growth and importance to the industry, including its importance for Indigenous economic development.

The Councillors were impressed by the scale of the operation and were proud that a business of this nature existed in their region.