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Palm Island Approves Travel Restrictions

The Palm Island Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) has approved travel restrictions to the community after the Queensland Premier’s State Disaster Declaration on Sunday.

“From midnight on Wednesday [25 March] night, travel to Palm Island will be restricted,” LDMG interim-Chair Deputy Mayor Roy Prior said.

“That means only people involved in the provision of essential services in the community, and people undertaking essential medical travel as provided by Queensland Health, will be allowed here.

“We recognise many members of our community may be vulnerable to coronavirus, therefore these measures are necessary to try and ensure the ongoing health, wellbeing and safety of all our residents in these challenging times.

“It is understood some of these difficult decisions are contrary to our culture, however the concerns surrounding coronavirus and the possible impact on our community are really important at this time.”

For more information see the Council’s website at or call Christine Howes on 0419 656 277.