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Regional NSW Air Services Announced

Thursday 22 November 2012

"Regional air routes provide a crucial link for communities to access vital services and amenities in Sydney, as well as connecting families that live far distances from each other," the spokesperson said.

Toy Library

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Toys are currently being collected by the Lord Howe Island Playgroup Association to be stored at the Anglican Church Hall for community use. A simple loan system is being coordinated and parents, grandparents, visitors and of course the kids are encouraged to take full advantage of the service.

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: