News and Featured Programs

Notice of Publication - Species Impact Statement for the LHI Rodent Eradication Project

Friday 17 February 2017

The Lord Howe Island Board (LHIB) is proposing to undertake the Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project (REP) to eradicate introduced rats and mice from Lord Howe Island, NSW. The REP will require a Section 91 licence under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (the Act).

Notice of Publication - Species Impact Statement for the LHI Rodent Eradication Project

Friday 17 February 2017

The Lord Howe Island Board (LHIB) is proposing to undertake the Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project (REP) to eradicate introduced rats and mice from Lord Howe Island, NSW. The REP will require a Section 91 licence under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (the Act).

Removal of Noxious Tree Weeds from Stevens Reserve

Friday 17 February 2017

The Lord Howe Island Board has received funding through the North Coast Local Land Services to assist in the removal of recently listed tree weeds including Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora, Silky Oak Grevellia robusta and Flame Tree Brachychiton acerifolius from the Island.

Product Recall - Eaton Industries P/L Quicklag Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers

Friday 17 February 2017

The Lord Howe Island Board SEO Greg Higgins has been notified of a recall notice for the following Eaton Quicklag Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers commonly used in both commercial and residential electrical installations.

Community Bulletin December 2016

Friday 17 February 2017

The December 2016 edition of the Lord Howe Island Community Information Bulletin is now available for download. Catch up on all the latest news and project updates from the Lord Howe Island Board.

Rodent Eradication Project Update

Wednesday 1 February 2017

As most people are aware, in 2015 the LHI Board committed to a process for resolving an outcome for the proposed Rodent Eradication Project by agreeing on a planning and approval stage, at the end of which time a decision would be made about whether the project would proceed or not. This is outlined in the diagram below.

Draft LHI Walking Track Strategy on Public Exhibition from 14 December 2016 until 25 January 2017

Friday 16 December 2016

The LHI walking track network provides almost 24km of walking experiences on 22 tracks. Walking is one of the primary activities associated with nature based tourism on LHI, is a popular recreational activity for residents and provides opportunities to gain an understanding of LHI’s unique natural and cultural values.

LHI Board Chair - Statement on Air Services

Tuesday 6 December 2016

After the Board meeting on 21 and 22 November 2016, the Board’s Chair, Sonja Stewart, made a statement regarding the future of air services on the Island.

Economic Evaluation of the LHI Rodent Eradication Project

Friday 25 November 2016

The Economic Evaluation of the project has now been complete. The study undertaken by Gillespie Economics compared proceeding with the REP to continuing with the current rodent control. Key points from the report are that:

Wanted - Participants with Passion and Fitness for Conservation work on Lord Howe Island

Monday 7 November 2016

Skillset is hosting another Green Army Program with the Lord Howe Island Board, focusing on the LHI Weed Eradication Strategy.

Applications being accepted for Stage 2 by the 25 November 2016 for a start date of 11 January 2017.