Boigu Island

The Torres Strait

Boigu Island

  • TSRA Board Member: Mr Eric Peter
  • TSIRC Councillor: Mr Dimas Toby
  • PBC Chair: Mr Keith Pabai
  • TSRA Board Member Contact Details:
    Telephone: 07 4069 0700
    Facsimile: 07 4069 1879
    Email: Member.Boigu@tsra.gov.au
  • TSIRC Councillor Contact Details:
    Telephone: 07 4048 3202
    Facsimile: 07 4069 4079
  • PBC Chair Contact Details:
    Telephone: 07 4090 1333
    07 4090 0560
    Facsimile: 07 4090 1300
    Email: kpaba1@eq.edu.au
  • Population: 207 (2011 ABS Census)
  • Location: Top Western Group

Boigu Aerial Photo

Boigu is a large low lying island formed from alluvial mud deposited on decayed coral platforms by neighbouring PNG’s large river systems. There is sparse vegetation except for mangrove swamps. The entire island is subject to flooding except the village which is build on the highest point. The island is also very susceptible to the predicted sea level rises from the greenhouse effect. 

The Boigu Regional Plan Community Booklet 2012 lists:

  • the needs the community expressed in 2008 during consultations for the development of the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Regional Plan 2009-2029, and their status in 2012 (colour coded red,orange or green), thus showing progress in filling gaps in service delivery
  • the services delivered or available and accessible to the community and individuals across the Region
  • contact details for government departments, agencies and programs.