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KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan

The conservation, protection and presentation of KAVHA’s unique natural and cultural landscape is a key part of preserving the site’s heritage values and its place in the everyday lives of the community.

The recent drafting of a Cultural Landscape Management Plan (CLMP) by GML Heritage + Context (GML) is an important step towards ensuring this ongoing preservation. It will also assist with implementing priority policies and recommendations contained in the KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016).

The draft CLMP includes specific proposals to address four high-priority themes relating to KAVHA’s cultural landscape. These themes are:

  • vehicle and pedestrian access
  • livestock management
  • vegetation management
  • water management and site drainage.

A summary on each of these issues will be distributed to members of the Norfolk Island community through a letterbox drop to inform community consultation.

The Norfolk Island community will be able to meet face to face with the GML project team in the week of 11 March 2019 when they are on Island. Several sessions have been arranged for key stakeholders and interested community members, as set out below.

Livestock Management
Date: 12 March 2019
Time: 10.00 – 11.30am
Location: Governor’s Lodge

Water Management/
Weed and Reed Removal
Date: 12 March 2019
Time: 11.45am – 1.15pm
Location: Governor’s Lodge

The Pier Area/Traffic Management
Date: 13 March 2019
Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm
Location: Paradise Hotel

Vegetation Management
Date: 14 March 2019
Time: 5.30 – 7.00pm
Location: Paradise Hotel

To register for any of the meetings, please contact the Office of the Administrator on 23115 or at office.administrator@infrastructure.gov.au by 6 March 2019.

Community members can also have their say through a feedback form available online and in hard copy. Feedback forms need to be submitted online or to the Office of the Administrator by 31 March 2019.

The draft CLMP and feedback forms are available at kavha.gov.au/projects and in hard copy at Customer Care and the Office of the Administrator.

The final CLMP will be informed by the outcomes of the consultations and is expected to be provided to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in May 2019.

Eric Hutchinson
February 2019