Mitigating climate risk and disaster impacts of rising seas, tropical cyclones, drought – My Pathway trains people and communities with the skills and knowledge to effectively implement climate resilience projects: environmental adaptation, conservation, revegetation, water restoration, sustainable waste and disaster management training.
My Pathway offers a host of climate resilience training, including:
A specialist in remote and rural workforce development and currently Australia’s largest provider of the Community Development Program, workplace and community disaster management training is as at the core of My Pathway’s sustainable service to communities.
Expert in organisational disaster preparedness planning, coordination and training, My Pathway helps other organisations, and local governments, to design and administer disaster mitigation plans and facilitates workshop training at all levels.
Sustainable forests & revegetation
WIK Timber Holdings is an Australian Indigenous enterprise 100% owned by Wik people of Aurukun, in western Cape York Peninsula, far North Queensland. My Pathway works with Wik Timber to train the local community workforce in conservation and land management practices, including revegetation of mine sites.
Wik Timber supports revegetation and conservation efforts through harvest management of forestry, from mining leases on their traditional homelands, before mining operations commence. At the end of mining lease, Wik Timber restores the forest landscape by revegetation. The operation provides local employment and conserves the local environment with qualified land care and revegetation teams.
Tackling rising seas
Combating the impacts of rising sea levels on the coastal communities of Saibai Island, in northernmost Australia near the border of Papua New Guinea, the Saibai Island Seawall and Bund Wall Construction was developed in 2017.
Part of the Torres Strait Seawalls Project, the Saibai Island Seawall initiative was administered by an alliance of Torres Strait Island Regional Council, local developers and My Pathway.
My Pathway provided intensive training and employment opportunities for local people - as workforce development partner on Saibai Island Seawall Construction - and delivery partner of the Community Development Program in the Torres Strait region.
The local workforce was trained in extensive mitigation site preparation, engineered construction of the sea wall, bund, wave return and armour rock sea walls - in addition to ancillary works including access and drainage.
Access to fresh water in dry tropics
My Pathway’s Water Wells Restoration Project is a community development program, in the savannah lands of Central Cape York Peninsula, that helps the local people to easily access fresh spring water in remote areas.
Developed with the local traditional owners Kuuku Ya’u, the focal point of this climate resilience project is the construction and restoration of water wells along the coastal fringes of Central Cape – a region of tropical dry savannah landscapes with increasingly low rainfall patterns and limited access to fresh water for half the year.
The Community Development Program teams, selected from surrounding low-income communities, work through a system of identifying, constructing and monitoring the well sites for local community, and visitors, with the aim to also provide sustainable freshwater access in the long-term to support future generations.
This water restoration system has been designed and developed by My Pathway, with Kuuku Ya’u Aboriginal Corporation, and creates inclusive opportunity for local community members to participate in a Community Development Program - an initiative of, and funded by, the Australian Government.
Community Development Program activities increase individual’s employability skills, educate community members, increases the general quality of life for the local resident’s, and enhances social and economic wellbeing.