Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area Heritage Management Plan (2016)
The updated Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) Heritage Management Plan (2016) (the KAVHA HMP) PDF: 38964 KB reflects the contribution of KAVHA to the outstanding universal value of the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property. It supersedes earlier conservation plans. The KAVHA HMP provides a considered approach to site management by establishing strategic principles for conservation and protection of the outstanding universal value and other heritage values of KAVHA.
It also supports the Australian Government to meet its statutory obligations under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) – the Australian Government’s legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural places.
The KAVHA HMP seeks to improve connections with the local community to demonstrate how heritage can benefit local people, including private landholders; to improve visitor experiences; and to address resourcing and management issues.
The KAVHA HMP was prepared over three years from 2013 to 2016 by a project team comprising GML Heritage, Context, and Jean Rice Architect, with assistance from Norfolk Island and Australian Government staff. A report on the condition of values of KAVHA PDF: 337 KB , prepared by Eric Martin & Associates, forms an addendum to the KAVHA HMP.
The KAVHA HMP reflects the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 and associated Norfolk Island and KAVHA governance reforms. It will be reviewed every five years in accordance with the EPBC Act.