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Computer skills courses 2012 update

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The program, being run by Sharon Chapman with the support of the NSW TAFE Outreach program provides participants with new computing skills such as emailing and web browsing.

Positive aging plan for island residents

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The community conversations conducted in 2010 identified aged care as the second most important issue for island residents with residents identifying the need to "Develop strategies for improving the capacity of the community to care for its ageing population." (Refer Community Strategy pg 75)

Commonwealth invites comment on proposed network of marine reserves

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Lord Howe Island sits amongst eight reserves in the "Temperate East Marine Region". The proposed Lord Howe Commonwealth Marine Reserve will cover 110,139 km2 of ocean and will further enhance protection of sur-rounding waters from longline and trawl fishing boats.

New species of coral discovered

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The coral is a type of Cyphastrea, a hard colonial coral that generally forms low mounds or thick encrusting colonies and are found widespread within the tropics and subtropics.

Coastal Hazard Study

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The study will improve our understanding of the coastal processes and hazards that affect the coastline, define areas at risk from coastal hazards and identify management options.

Blinky dune height to be reduced

Wednesday 22 August 2012

In July 2012 the LHIB Administration received the annual LHI Aerodrome Technical Inspection Report. The report recommends several actions to ensure compliance with the CASA Regulations. A significant recommendation is the requirement to reduce the height of Blinky Dune as it is now impacting on the preferred flight path.

Vehicle policy under review

Wednesday 22 August 2012

This latest revision of the policy incorporates some of the recommendations of the community Vehicle Management Group as well as changes requested by the LHI Board. Key changes to the policy include:

Attention concession card holders

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The NSW Government offers the following rebates to assist in ensuring that energy remains affordable:

New powerhouse August update

Wednesday 22 August 2012

The building contract is rapidly reaching the conclusion with the Project scheduled to be practically complete shortly, the fit-out and electrical installation can be completed.

Renewable energy funding

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Given the significant capital investment required to implement the Road Map the LHIB Administration has developed a funding strategy based on utilising a combination of NSW Treasury Loans, seeking NSW Government Capital Works funding and electricity tariffs.