The breeding grounds are off the beaten track and the asparagus has been able to grow into dense and widespread infestations where it is smothering burrows.
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The Road Map proposes that future power generation will consist of diesel hybrid generation system including:
The existing powerhouse is expected to be decommissioned and the generators relocated to the new Powerhouse in April 2012. The new powerhouse is planned to be operational by mid 2012.
Under the LEP the Board may not approve development that will damage or remove mapped SNV.
Improved aerial photography recently completed on behalf of the Board will be used to improve the accuracy of vegetation mapping. Details of the review will be provided in future editions of the Bulletin.
The NSW Electoral Commission has informed the Board that the election for the four elected Board Member positions will be held on Thursday 9th February 2012.
The Island Trader was successfully refloated on Monday 24 October. An independent survey of the vessel was completed and the Island Trader was approved to leave Lord Howe Island and return to Port Macquarie.
In recent years the Board have received an increased number of complaints from visitors and islanders regarding vehicle use and numbers during this period. There are no specific bike paths or footpaths on the island so we all share the roads - cars, bikes and walkers many of whom are the very young or elderly and our wildlife.
The impact of road-kill to Flesh-footed Shearwater on Lord Howe Island has until recently been unquantified.
At least thirty locations of Madeira Vine are known on the island with most occurring in backyards or edges of Crown land. Of concern was an outbreak of Madeira found off the Little Island Track, probably spread from a segment dislodged from a boot or from a weed bag.