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Projects and activities

Development Control Plan for KAVHA

A draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for KAVHA has been developed 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, Transport, Cities and Regional Development to work closely with the community and Council to prepare a draft DCP.

Public consultation was undertaken on Norfolk Island in early June 2019 to inform the draft plan.

The Public consultation period closed on 10 June 2019 and AECOM is now preparing an updated draft DCP for public review under the Planning Act 2002 (NI). 

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
  • 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