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Renewable energy road map

Tuesday 17 January 2012

The Road Map proposes that future power generation will consist of diesel hybrid generation system including:

Powerhouse construction begins

Tuesday 17 January 2012

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.

Significant native vegetation review

Tuesday 17 January 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.

Board election 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

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.

Providence Petrel

Friday 25 November 2011

Island Trader - trading again

Tuesday 1 November 2011

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.

Sharing our roads

Tuesday 1 November 2011

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.

Shift a Shearwater - Move a Mutto

Tuesday 1 November 2011

The impact of road-kill to Flesh-footed Shearwater on Lord Howe Island has until recently been unquantified.

A Lambs Tail

Tuesday 1 November 2011

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.

NSW Scientific Committee

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Critically Endangered Species (Part 1 of Schedule 1A)

Lord Howe Island Phasmid Dryococelus australis (Montrouzier, 1855), an insect.

Any person may make a written submission regarding this Preliminary Determination. Submissions close 20th January, 2012. Send submissions to: