The proposed marine reserve can be viewed at: http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/temperate-east
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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.
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:
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.