The December 2016 edition of the Lord Howe Island Community Information Bulletin is now available for download. Catch up on all the latest news and project updates from the Lord Howe Island Board.
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As most people are aware, in 2015 the LHI Board committed to a process for resolving an outcome for the proposed Rodent Eradication Project by agreeing on a planning and approval stage, at the end of which time a decision would be made about whether the project would proceed or not. This is outlined in the diagram below.
The LHI walking track network provides almost 24km of walking experiences on 22 tracks. Walking is one of the primary activities associated with nature based tourism on LHI, is a popular recreational activity for residents and provides opportunities to gain an understanding of LHI’s unique natural and cultural values.
After the Board meeting on 21 and 22 November 2016, the Board’s Chair, Sonja Stewart, made a statement regarding the future of air services on the Island.
The Economic Evaluation of the project has now been complete. The study undertaken by Gillespie Economics compared proceeding with the REP to continuing with the current rodent control. Key points from the report are that:
Skillset is hosting another Green Army Program with the Lord Howe Island Board, focusing on the LHI Weed Eradication Strategy.
Applications being accepted for Stage 2 by the 25 November 2016 for a start date of 11 January 2017.
In 2014 the Hon. Ken Handley AO QC was engaged by the NSW Government to review the land allocation and tenure systems on Lord Howe Island and provide advice to the Minister for the Environment.
There has been a massive response to the wind turbine DA in the community so the public exhibition period has been extended by two weeks to give people more time to make their submissions and to continue the conversation. The new closing date is Friday 28 October.
The Wind Turbine DA noise reports have been revised and updated on the Proposed Wind Turbines Development Application page on 26...
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.