URGENT COMMUNITY NOTICE -
LEVEL 6 WATER RESTRICTIONS
NPA water restrictions have recently been raised to level 6. Level 6 is hand held water only between 4 pm and 6 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. This will allow you to maintain your lawns and gardens.
This level of water restriction is required as the water consumption in NPA is approaching the maximum capacity of the water treatment plant. If everyone can comply with these restrictions we should be able to avoid further increases in the water restriction level.
We appreciate those who comply with these restrictions. For those who choose to ignore these restrictions a written warning will be issued. Should this written warning be ignored then further restrictions will be enforced.
We appreciate your support and assistance in the matter of water conservation.
NO CAR WASHING
LIMITED HAND HELD WATERING
Please limit your water usage to essential household consumption, drinking, bathing, laundry and sanitation.
Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.
PUBLIC NOTICE - 16 AUGUST 2018
Jardine River Ferry Operations, has informed that the Diesel Fuel bowser is inoperable UFN.
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF THE NORTHERN PENINSULA AREA REGIONAL
COUNCIL PLANNING SCHEME AND PLANNING SCHEME POLICY
FOR DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE
The Jardine River Ferry is fully operational between the hours of 08:00am - 12:00pm - Lunch break, then re - open from 1:00pm - 05:00pm, 7 days a week, with the exception of some public/gazetted holidays.
BUY TICKETS ONLINE - SEE LINK ON HOME PAGE
or by calling or visitiing NPARC Head Office, based at 180 Adidi Street, Bamaga (opposite the Post Office)
(07) 4090 4100 or (07) 4090 4120. If necessary the Ferry Roadhouse can take direct payment by EFTPOS only.
The fees remain the same as 2017 UFN - click here
Those planning to travel to the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA), please check road condtions - click on the following link. https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/
In the interest of public safety, please be aware that asbestos has been identified in certain building located in NPA Region.
For more information please refer to this link
November - April It is a reminder that from November through to March each year, it is Crocodile mating season. It is also the time for hatching of the Croc eggs so nests are found in the vegetation at the tops of the beaches and rivers. Crocs are regularly seen moving from the water up to the vegetation to protect the nests.
All Crocs are more active and aggressive during this time.
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL, PLEASE DO NOT SWIM, FISH OR WALK ON THE BEACHES OR RIVER EDGES DURING THIS TIME.
Welcome to the website for the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council, known as NPARC. This website presents information on the Council's activities, community and business activities in the Northern Peninsula area, and tourism information on the beautiful unique region of Cape York.
The NPARC region incorporates the communities of Injinoo, Umagico, Bamaga, New Mapoon and Seisia. It is the gateway to the Torres Strait islands and the destination for visitors seeking to visit the very northern tip of the Australian continent. The natural beauty and cultural heritage make the region a jewel in Australia's crown.
From crossing the Jardine River by ferry, to enjoying the camping experience and scenic beauty at Umagico's ALAU beach, Seisia or Loyalty beach, to fishing, visiting the Torres Strait Islands, viewing wildlife in their natural environments, exploring the historical sites of Somerset and WW2 relics, to experiencing the Old Telegraph Track in a 4WD, to observing local works of art; the region offers a unique experience like no other.
NPARC welcomes businesses that provide opportunities for local employment and skill development.
Whether your interest is business or recreational, please enjoy our website and visit us soon.
Local Fare Scheme
The Local Fare Scheme
The Local Fare Scheme (LFS) administrator has advised NPARC that all LFS bookings must be made in person and booking staff must see the "Letter Of Eligibility" (LOE) for each passenger together with a form of identification.
Unfortunately this means that calling NPARC on the telephone to make a bookings is no longer possible.
Intending passengers must attend the booking agent in person and present their identification and letter of eligibility to be able to get the discounted fare.
Every person registered for the LFS has been given their LOE, these must be safeguarded as they are required to make a booking.
Replacement copies of LOE letters can be provided at a cost of $2.00
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Our vision is expressed in the languages of our region, recognising the importance and diversity of our culture and traditional languages. Our vision signifies that the heart of our region is our people, with culture an important part of our lives both now and into the future. READ MORE
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that this website may contain images or content relating to deceased persons. It may also contain words and descriptions that are culturally sensitive.
The term Indigenous Australians will be used throughout to describe all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.