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Public Notice - 4 July 2020 Hastings Street Access Road Closure
CLOSURE OF HASTINGS STREET – DOUGLAS STREET INTERSECTION
Hastings Street will be undertaking road maintenance and will not be accessible between.
Note: Only Businesses around this area will be able to access.
TUESDAY 7TH JULY – TUESDAY 21ST JULY 2020
Let's Keep It Clean
Put it in the bin - Keep it in your yard - Take it to a transfer station. HELP STOP ILLEGAL DUMPING
Public Notice - 27 June 2020 Water Restrictions
Water security and water supply are critical to our community and our Shire. Without guaranteed water supply, members of the community will not be able to access reliable water supply from the taps in our kitchens and our bathrooms without introducing further water restrictions. The Horn Island dam is solely reliant on rainfall to increase its capacity and 2020 has had a drier wet season so far compared to prior years.
Public Notice - COVID-19 - 2 June 2020 - Biosecurity Update
The Queensland Government has eased many restrictions in Queensland from midday, Monday 1 June 2020. Torres Shire remains a part of the Designated Biosecurity Area with travel restrictions in place. If you travel outside Torres Shire and wish to come back, you must meet entry requirements available on our website and entry is subject to meeting the Biosecurity Determination.
Public Notice - COVID-19 - 10 June COVID Safe Plans
The Queensland Chief Health Officer, Dr. Jeanette Young has approved Industry COVID Safe Plans.
Public Notice - COVID-19 -12 June 2020 - New CHO Directive
As of today, Friday 12 June 2020, Queensland communities have been removed from under the Biosecurity (Human Biosecurity Emergency) (Human Coronavirus with Pandemic Potential) (Emergency Requirements for Remote Communities) Determination 2020. This change has seen the introduction of Declared travel Zones (DTZ), that will allow residents to travel to and from the DTZ without the need for quarantining. What does this mean? Residents of Torres Shire can now travel to Cairns, Mareeba, Douglas, Tablelands and Carpentaria Shires for any reason and return to Torres Shire without any restrictions.
Public Notice - COVID-19 Reopening of Thursday Island Gym
Torres Shire Council is pleased to announce the reopening of the Thursday Island Gymnasium from Tuesday, 9 June 2020. Council is committed to its responsibility to ensure any public facilities that might open for public access can be operated whilst ensuring public safety can be maintained.
Remote Easing Access Restrictions for Queensland's Remote Communities
Entry to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (‘designated areas’) in Queensland is restricted under the Commonwealth Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth).
Roadmap to easing Queensland's Restrictions
Commencing from 12 noon
STAGE 3: 3 JULY 2020
Family, friends and community
> Private, non-commercial (e.g. home) gatherings of up
to 100 with friends and family
> Weddings and funerals (max 100 people)§
> Maximum number of persons at museums, art galleries,
libraries and historic sites determined by the one person
per 4 square metre rule
> Sport, recreation and fitness organisations when
following a COVID Safe Industry Plan:
> resumption of activity including competition and
physical contact is permitted on the field of play
> indoor sports facilities can open with one person
per 4 square metres (off the field of play)
> outdoor sports facilities can open with physical
distancing (off the field of play).
Public Notice - 3 July 2020 Torres Shire to transition to Stage 3 Roadmap to easing access
The Queensland Premier has announced the Stage 3 Roadmap to Easing Restrictions for
Queenslanders to take effect from noon on Friday, 3 July 2020.
What does this mean for Torres Shire? Commencing from noon, Friday 3 July weddings and funerals
will be able to have 100 people, as will home gatherings with friends and family. Sport, recreation
and fitness are being eased significantly, and more businesses and food courts can open too. COVID
Safe Industry Plans continue to apply with revisions to reflect changes in Stage 3 and COVID Safe
Checklists continue to apply. https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-toeasing-queenslands-restrictions
Public Notice - Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival 2020 Postponed
Torres Shire Council regrettably advises with a heavy heart that Council has made the decision to postpone the Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival, due to be celebrated on Thursday Island from 15 to 18 September 2020.
About Torres Strait
Torres Strait consists of at least 274 small islands which lie in a strait between Australia and PNG. To the south is Cape York Peninsula and t the north is the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.
Torres Shire Council offers a range of opportunities in full-time, part-time and casual employment and is an equal opportunity employer. Come join us - live and work in paradise
McDonald's Ferry's and Rebel Marine operate services between TI and HI on a regular timetable 7 days/week all year. Peddell's operate between TI and Seisia. Number of days depends on the season
Horn Is (Ngurapai) airport is owned and operated by TSC. Local airlines operate regular services to the outer islands. Qantaslink operates 2 daily services between Horn Island and Cairns 7 days/week.
On TI you can relax in either of the 2 resort style facilities. Just a short trip across the water by ferry to TI, you can choose from water front motels and self-contained villas with sea views.
Located just north of Australia's most northern point, TI offers tourists an inviting glimpse into a fascinating and rich cultural mosaic. Steeped in history, it is a wonderful destination to explore.