The Port Kennedy Association (PKA) is a nonprofit community organization that was incorporated in 1987 by local Thursday Island residents as an advocacy to governments on issues that affect our area and lifestyle.
The PKA office is located at the Port Kennedy Hall in Douglas Street (main street of TI) Thursday Island.
The Port Kennedy services extend through areas of Thursday Island, Horn Island and Prince of Wales Island.
Port Kennedy was the original name of the Thursday Island harbor and the association has retained this name to reflect the multicultural society that make up Tl's unique lifestyle.
Under the direction of the Management Committee this organization manages a variety of community services and projects including:
The programs are funded by various grants including the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) and Department of Health and Family Services.
The Port Kennedy Association encourages input from local peoples into the decision making within the Port Kennedy area. The Association is constantly involved in community projects that are of benefit to the needs of the community.