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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
The NSW Government offers the following rebates to assist in ensuring that energy remains affordable:
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.
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.
The projected total revenue of $7,902,000 and total expenditure of $7,862,000 for the 2012/13 financial year. The budget includes capital expenditure of $669,100 for the year. Depreciation expense in financial year 2012/13 is expected to be approximately $1.4 million.