The proposed marine reserve can be viewed at: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/temperate-east
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When you visit North Bay and glance up at the surrounding hillslopes you wouldn't think that there us a creeping menace lurking there in. The LHIB has been removing the invasive weed Bridal Creeper from the area for some time. It is a Weed of National Significance, is difficult to control and it is something that we cannot ignore.
The Old Powerhouse Site
Once the new powerhouse is built the existing powerhouse will be demolished due to damage caused by the November 2009 fire. In recognition of the importance of this area the Board will develop a Precinct Plan in consultation with the community.
The works involve:
In the 2011/12 the LHIB approved a budget to purchase and install a new Andela machine. The Board has recently been advised that it will receive a grant from the Australian Packaging Covenant in amount of $43,000 to go towards this project, approximately half the cost of the new machine.
His conclusion is that the Lord Howe species, previously thought to be the same as Spiridens vieillardii from New Caledonia, is quite different and is in fact a species found nowhere else in the world. Its correct name is Spiridens muelleri, named after the famous botanist Ferdinand von Mueller.
Skills and Passions Survey
A Skills and Passions Survey was sent out to community members in August and the community has responded with great enthusiasm! People have identified many skills they are willing to teach and share with others within the community and have also identified a variety of things they would like to learn.
The forum is the result of collaboration between the LHI Community Development Group, the LHI Tourism Association, the Bank of I.D.E.A.S and the LHI Board and will be held from Monday 30th April until Friday 4th May 2012.
The forum objectives include:
The draft Road Map was prepared by Powercorp based on the excellent work of the LHI Community Sustainable Energy Working Group who produced the 'Guiding Principles for the Development of Renewable Energy on LHI'.
The two hope to show that Lord Howe Island corals are specifically adapted to deal with extreme changes in temperature and light, compared to their tropical counterparts on the Great Barrier Reef.