Working Bee Sunday 29 January

Just a reminder that the Friends of Torrens Island will be holding our regular monthly working bee at the heritage-listed Torrens Island Quarantine Station (TIQS) on Sunday 29 January, at 10am.

At previous working bees we’ve started cleaning up the long-neglected interior of Refshauge House, the main building on the site, and we’ve also been restoring the garden in front of the house.

I’ve also been going out there several days per week over the past few months to continue weed removalĀ  and re-establishing couch grass lawns around some of the heritage-listed buildings. With the recent rains, this is making a big difference in the appearance of the site.

Please let me know by Friday afternoon (27 January) whether you are coming, so I can get you through the security gate at the power station.

And if you can’t make it on that Sunday but would like to become more involved in the TIQS project, it would be great if you could let us know of your interest.

Andrew Winkler – Chair, Friends of Torrens Island –


August 2016 – prolific weed growth along the main street


January 2017 – weeds removed, replacing with couch grass