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Mossman Region Transition Program

The Queensland Government’s $12.1 million Mossman Region Transition Program will provide much-needed assistance following the liquidation of the Mossman Mill.

The focus of the initial rapid response is to help mill workers find new jobs, access upskilling or training as well as counselling services.

Mossman Region Stakeholder Advisory Committee

This committee will be established to support the delivery of the Mossman Region Transition Program. Members will include representatives from:

  • Douglas Shire Council
  • Douglas Chamber of Commerce
  • Mossman Canegrowers
  • Queensland Government agencies including the Department of State Development and Infrastructure and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Australian Government agencies
  • Workforce Australia
  • Community support non-government organisations.

Getting support

Support services have been mobilised to support workers, their families, small businesses and growers.

Workers are able to access subsidised training opportunities through the Fee-Free TAFE programs.

Affected small businesses can access business coaching, financial counselling and mentoring through the small business support network.

There are also a range of mental health and wellbeing support available including:

Alternative crops

Growers are also encouraged to find out more about alternative crops that have been trialled in the Mossman region.

Contact us

If you have been affected by the closure of the Mossman Mill, you can access more information by contacting our team.

Last updated: 28 Mar 2024