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Tender opportunity for Kingston management plans

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The successful, ongoing conservation, protection and management of the Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (Kingston) is a key priority for the Australian Government, in alignment with the ambitions and support of the Norfolk Island community for the World Heritage site.

An approach to market to develop and renew key management plans for Kingston has been released through Austender by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

The first project is the review and update of the site's Heritage Management Plan (HMP). The current HMP was completed in 2016, and under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EBPC Act), must be reviewed every 5 years. While the HMP provides a sound basis for guiding site management, the review and update will ensure the plan remains relevant, and will assist the continued protection of the site's world, national, Commonwealth and local heritage values.

The second project is the development of a site master plan for Kingston. The current HMP identifies the development of a site master plan as an essential action to guide future planning, uses, new development and interpretation.

Responses to the approach to market close on Friday, 26 March 2021.

As the projects progress, there will be opportunities for input from the community into the plans' development.

Eric Hutchinson
Administrator of Norfolk Island
4 March 2021