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Spanner crab research

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Some respondents to the review wanted to continue prohibition on any form of set nets, while others wanted to diversify the local fishery to allow alternative seafood to be utilised on the island.

Rat baiting schedule 2012

Tuesday 17 January 2012

As well as your efforts, the Board currently funds the servicing of approximately 1400 rat stations across 33 major palm seed areas, and biodiversity hot-spots on the Island. It takes two weeks to complete the baiting and stations are replenished every nine weeks. Approximately 200 grams or one cup of poison bait is used in each station.

Weeds of doom

Tuesday 17 January 2012

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.

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.