News and Featured Programs

Proposed Wind Turbines Development Application - On Exhibition

Friday 16 September 2016

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.

Community Grants Program - 2016/17

Monday 5 September 2016

Each financial year, the Board makes funds available on a competitive basis under its Community Grants Program.

LHI Renewable Energy Project - Project Update - August 2016

Tuesday 30 August 2016

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.

LHIB Corporate Plan 2016-2019

Tuesday 30 August 2016

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.

Renewable Energy Project Facebook Page

Friday 5 August 2016

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:

Visit by the Minister for the Environment, The Hon Mark Speakman MP - August 2016

Wednesday 3 August 2016

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.

Helicopter Returns to Clean Up Weeds July - August 2016

Wednesday 20 July 2016

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.

Visit by the Minister for the Environment, The Hon Mark Speakman MP - Postponed

Friday 3 June 2016

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.

Invitation to Comment on the Rodent Eradication Project

Monday 16 May 2016

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.

Waste Management Facility - Winter Operating Hours

Monday 16 May 2016

From the Week Beginning 16th May 2016 the Waste Management Facility will be open on the following days:

  • Monday 7am - 10am
  • Wednesday 7am - 10am
  • Saturday 7am - 10am

Builders waste, green waste, scrap metal, re-use shed material will be accepted on open days between 7am & 3pm.