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Torres Strait Island Regional Council

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Local Government
Location:Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
URL: http://www.tsirc.qld.gov.au/
Summary Information:
The Torres Strait Island Regional Council (TSIRC) was formed in 2008 as part of the State Government's amalgamation policy and is governed by the Local Government Act (QLD). Prior to this, the area was governed by the Community Services (Torres Strait) Act 1984 (Qld) and each community had its own independent council.
Detailed Information:
The Torres Strait Island Regional Council is a local government body that was created in March 2008 out of 15 autonomous Island Councils during a period of local government reform throughout Queensland. It is administered from Thursday Island in the Torres Strait.

The TSIRC is one of two local councils found in the Torres Strait. The TSIRC represents the fifteen 'outer' island communities of Badu, Boigu, Dauan, Erub (Darnley), Hammond, Iama (Yam), Kubin, Mabuiag, Masig (Yorke), Mer (Murray), Poruma (Coconut), Saibai, St Pauls, Ugar (Stephen) and Warraber (Sue). (Council website).

The TSIRC exercises a variety of functions. The council is heavily involved in 'social, economic and cultural development and improving liveability and sustainability of their region.' (Council website).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Masig Community Hall Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Service and Mabuiag People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Services and Ugar People Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Badu Island Police Station and Watchhouse Indigenous Land Use Agreement - Signatory
  • Mura Badulgal (Torres Strait Islanders) Corporation - Badu Island Pre-Prep Facility Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Torres Straight Regional Council IBIS Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Saibai Island Health Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Islanders Board of Industry and Services - Torres Strait Island Regional Council - Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Poruma Island Sewerage Scheme Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Mer Reserve Transfer Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Badu Child Care Centre Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Yorke Island Council
  • Warraber Island Council
  • Ugar Island Council
  • St Pauls Island Community Council
  • Saibai Island Community Council
  • Poruma Island Council
  • Mer Island Council
  • Mabuiag Island Council
  • Iama Island Council
  • Erub Island Council
  • Dauan Island Council
  • Boigu Island Council

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