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Thursday Island Boat Club officially launched

The Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), in partnership with Mypathway and the Torres Strait Youth Recreational Sports Association (TSYRSA), have officially opened the Thursday Island Boat Club.

The TSRA Chairperson, Mr Napau Pedro Stephen AM, said the Boat Club is a great example of how we can maximise Government Investment in the region, to ensure we are delivering on community priorities and also providing skills and knowledge to our young people.

“The Boat Club, operated by the TSYRSA, has needed renovations for many years to have it returned to its former state as a useable facility for the community,” Mr Stephen said.

Mr Stephen said up to 15 trainees were engaged to work on the Boat Club renovations, which spanned over more than 20 weeks.

“The renovations gave the job seekers the opportunity to build on their Certificate II in construction training, which they completed last year,” Mr Stephen said.

“Works included a new toilet block, incorporating an externally accessible toilet and shower, and a large storage shed to store the watercraft and equipment.

“They also included the removal and replacement of the rusted roofing, the installation of a new commercial grade kitchen, new internal ceilings and floor coverings.”

The works have now brought the Boat Club back to its former glory and will provide a great venue for community events, particularly those focussed on youth sport and recreational activities.

The TSRA would like to congratulate all stakeholders involved in the renovation project, especially the job seekers who completed the works.

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