A new Airport Terminal for the Island is planned for construction during May to September 2017. This is a joint project between the Lord Howe Island Board and Infrastructure NSW.
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The development application for the Lord Howe Island Hybrid Renewable Energy Project, Stage 2 - Installation of Wind Turbines, is on public exhibition for a period of 28 days, from Friday 16 September to Friday 14 October 2016.
The exhibition period has now been extended until 28 October 2016.
Each financial year, the Board makes funds available on a competitive basis under its Community Grants Program.
Listening to the community has been our priority as we plan for the hybrid renewable energy system. You told us that you had questions about the project’s funding, how fluctuating diesel prices have been considered and how we will pay back the loan to the NSW Government. This project update provides the facts and figures.
At the Extraordinary Meeting of the Lord Howe Island Board of 9 August 2016, the Board adopted, with amendments, the Board’s Corporate Plan for 2016 to 2019.
The Board has setup a Facebook page for the Island’s Renewable Energy Project to improve the communication with the Island and wider community, during this pre-construction phase and also for the operational period. Please like the page at:
The visit to the Island by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Mark Speakman MP is taking place from 6th to 8th August 2016. There will be an opportunity for members of the Lord Howe Island community to meet the Minister over morning tea at the Community Hall on Sunday 7th August 2016 at 10.30am.
North Coast Local Land Services has funded a second round of surveillance and spot spraying of weeds on cliff lines using the helicopter lance spray apparatus. Program updates are soon to be provided.
The Hon Mark Speakman MP will be visiting Lord Howe Island this weekend. There is a Community Open House meeting scheduled for 2.30pm on Sunday 5 June 2016 at the Community Hall.
The Board has now submitted a Referral to the Australian Government Minister for the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the proposed Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project.