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Excerpt from ministers.pmc.gov.au

The Boigu Island community is now better protected from rising sea levels and severe weather events with the completion of a one kilometre long seawall and other works to mitigate coastal inundation.

The $15 million project, on Australia’s most northern point, was made possible through the collaboration of the Australian Government, Queensland Government and the Torres Strait Island Regional Council. The project is part of a broader $40 million program of coastal protection works across five islands in the region. The completion of this project also contributes to Australia’s National Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategy.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP said the Australian Government was committed to delivering infrastructure to meet critical needs for the nation’s most remote communities.

“The new Boigu Seawall is a practical response delivered by all levels of Government working together to address the effects of climate change and the threat of inundation for our Torres Strait communities,” Minister Wyatt said.

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