News and Featured Programs

Move a mutto

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Flesh-footed and Wedge-tail Shearwaters are particularly vulnerable and it is not uncommon to find them lying on the roads at dusk and at night. Particular hot spot areas for seabird activity include Skyline Drive, Neds Beach Road, the top of Joy's hill on Middle Beach Road and the Windy Point area.

Annual Woodhen survey 2011

Wednesday 18 April 2012

The 2011 results recorded the highest number of Woodhens ever surveyed since annual censoring began in 1986, with a total number of 229 birds recorded for the year (of which 134 were new birds). Using this data the population is estimated at 270 birds.

Drive into the future

Wednesday 18 April 2012

The i-MIEV, powered by high density lithium ion batteries, is 100% electric. The island's recently prepared Renewable Energy Road Map identifies electric vehicles as a key component in achieving our 65% renewable energy target. Contact the Board office if you would like to test drive one of the Mitsubishi i-MIEV vehicles.

Caring for Our Country funding

Wednesday 18 April 2012

These include funding for:

Noxious weed inspections

Wednesday 18 April 2012

These inspections will involve the identification of any noxious weeds on your lease and the provision of advice on control and eradication techniques.

Improving aviation safety

Wednesday 18 April 2012

They started settling on Blinky dune in late September and early October. In August 2011 approximately 13Kms of bunting (bird scare flagging) was deployed along the top of Blinky dune to deter Sooty Terns from nesting in the immediate flight path of runway 28 of the Lord Howe Island Aerodrome.

Wastewater - new draft strategy available

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Since that time the LHIB Administration has progressed development of a new On-site Management Strategy to achieve the objectives outlined in the LHI Wastewater Management Committee Report.

Chemical cleanout 2012

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Have you got unwanted out-of-date, leftover household and garden chemicals sitting in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, garage or garden shed that could cause harm to your health and the environment?

Drop them down to the Waste Management Facility for FREE between 7am-10am on open days or by appointment, call (02) 65632309.

New powerhouse - April update

Wednesday 18 April 2012

The next phase of the construction commenced on 1 February when the builder, BDM Constructions, commenced work on site. Works have rapidly progressed over recent months with the concrete foundations and slab poured and structural steel, wall and roof frames completed in March with the building work to be completed in May.

Rockfest rocks the rock

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Big Music Australia sponsored Sydney based bands 'Rockbottom' and 'Wet Zelko', as well as other special guest musicians, to perform two community rock concerts on the island.