Minister for Police and Minister for Corrective Services, the Honourable Mark Ryan MP joined Acting Assistant Commissioner Michael Brady today for the Moreton Island essential service group meeting.
The Moreton Island essential service group was established in 2004 by the then Redcliffe Police District and brings together relevant stakeholders to discuss and ensure effective and appropriate responses are in place to respond to any emergency that may occur on Moreton Island.
Moreton Island falls within the Redcliffe Police Division, Moreton District in the Southern Region.
The island has three main settlements at Kooringal, Cowan Cowan and Bulwer with a total population that varies between 600 to 3,000 people.
Acting Assistant Commissioner Brady said Moreton Island continued to experience an influx of visitors and police were continuously working to ensure visitors could enjoy a safe and relaxing island holiday.
“Last year, 265,250 guests visited the Tangalooma Resort, during the school holidays up to 40,000 campers visited Moreton Island, and National Parks issued 21,000 vehicle permits,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Brady said.
“Police officers including the Brisbane Water Police continue to conduct patrols around the island and form valuable relationships with community members to enhance service delivery and improve response during times of need.”