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Public consultation, projects and publications

Public consultation

Development Control Plan for KAVHA

The KAVHA Advisory Committee is passionate about preserving KAVHA’s unique heritage, while ensuring it remains a vibrant place in which the Norfolk Island community lives, works and plays. The Advisory Committee prioritised the creation of a Development Control Plan (DCP) for KAVHA to help preserve KAVHA’s heritage and to enable the community’s ongoing use of the area.

AECOM Australia was engaged by the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities to work closely with the community and Council to prepare a draft DCP for KAVHA.

The AECOM project team will be on Norfolk Island on 1 and 2 June 2019 to speak to the wider community about the draft DCP. The following 2 community events are planned:

  • Community information session
    A presentation on the draft DCP will be provided by the project team on Saturday 1 June 2019 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Paradise Hotel, Queen Elizabeth Avenue.
  • Community drop-in session
    An opportunity to come and speak to the project team at any time between 11:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday 2 June 2019 at No. 11 Quality Row.

Community members are encouraged to read the documents below for further information on the DCP project. Hard copies are available at the Office of the Administrator and Customer Care.

Written feedback can be provided between 27 May and 10 June 2019, and can be sent to letstalkNorfolk@aecom.com or provided to the Office of the Administrator.

Following the receipt of feedback, AECOM will prepare an updated draft DCP that will be released for public review under the Planning Act 2002 (NI). 

Projects and activities

KAVHA Interpretation Plan

A draft Interpretation Plan has been developed to ensure that a broad range of stories are interpreted and presented at KAVHA to attract and engage our community and visitors to discover Norfolk Island’s unique cultural heritage. These stories will cover the many layers of KAVHA’s history, including Polynesian, convict and Pitcairn.

The public consultation undertaken in April 2019 will inform the final Interpretation Plan which is expected to be provided to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in June 2019.

Cultural Landscape Management Plan

  • Draft KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan (2018) PDF: 35493 KB 
  • Information pamphlet PDF: 2410 KB 
  • KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan Terms of Reference PDF: 174 KB 

The conservation, protection and presentation of KAVHA’s unique natural and cultural landscape is a key part of preserving the site’s heritage values and its place in the everyday lives of the community.

The recent drafting of a Cultural Landscape Management Plan by GML Heritage + Context (GML) is an important step towards ensuring this ongoing preservation. It will also assist with implementing priority policies and recommendations contained in the KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016).

The public consultation undertaken in March 2019 will inform the final Cultural Landscape Management Plan which is expected to be provided to the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities in May 2019.

Publications

  • Draft Heritage Management Plan for the HMS Sirius Shipwreck (2018) PDF: 4228 KB 
  • Development of A Masterplan for Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA): Concepts from Public Consultation (2018) PDF: 15115 KB 
  • Government House Landscape & Garden Maintenance Advice (2017) PDF: 4576 KB 
  • KAVHA Condition and Conservation Report (2017) PDF: 11561 KB 
  • KAVHA Economic Feasibility Study—Final Report (2017) PDF: 1737 KB 
  • KAVHA Visual Identity Guidelines (2017) PDF: 3569 KB
  • KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016)
  • KAVHA Interpretation Strategy (2011) PDF: 5748 KB
  • Landscape Guides for KAVHA (2001) PDF: 15178 KB
  • KAVHA Safety Reports
    The three reports linked below assess risks associated with KAVHA and propose solutions to high priority issues. The KAVHA Safety Hazard Scoping Study is a comprehensive assessment of the risks to visitors and users of KAVHA as well as to the heritage structures. The KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigations report follows on from the scoping study, proposing engineering responses to mitigate several of the highest risks to people and structures. These design concepts were then independently reviewed, as documented in the third report.  The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is working to resolve the safety risks and to implement solutions which are based on the advice in the AECOM report and the other expert technical advice.
    • KAVHA Safety Hazard Scoping Study (2018) PDF: 13333 KB 
    • KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigations - 50% Concept Design Report (2018) PDF: 15562 KB 
    • Review of KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigation (2018) PDF: 1504 KB