Amendments to Norfolk Island’s fire control laws, to enhance community and environmental safety, are now open for public comment and we want to hear your views. A draft of the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Fire Control) Ordinance 2022 is now open for public comment.
Why we want your inputIt is important that local input and knowledge continue to inform legislation changes on Norfolk Island.
How you can voice your opinionRead the draft of the Norfolk Island Continued Laws Amendment (Fire Control) Ordinance 2022 and corresponding fact sheet. Email your submission to NI_Legislation@infrastructure.gov.au.
What will be the outcome of this consultation?Your submission will help inform new laws on the use of fire on Norfolk Island.
The updates to the Fire Control Act (2000) (NI), were commenced at the request of the Chief Fire Control Officer in 2020, following a dry summer period and ongoing reduced water availability on the island.
Following the release of a consultation paper, the Norfolk Island community shared their views on this issue during two face-to-face community consultation sessions hosted by the Administrator in March 2021. Generally, attendees agreed further controls on burning should be introduced, and that regulation and education would be beneficial for the health of the community, visitors and the island environment.
Attendees broadly agreed further controls on burning should be introduced, and that regulation and education would be beneficial for the health of the community, visitors and the island environment.
The proposed new rules reflect earlier feedback provided by the community on fire control, from consultation processes in 2020 and 2021. We want to make sure local input and knowledge informs legislation changes on Norfolk Island.
We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.
- contact name
- organisation name, if applicable
- contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
- confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.
All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.
If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.
If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.
Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.
Alternatively please email your submission to NI_Legislation@infrastructure.gov.au or leave your written comments at the Administrator’s office, Norfolk Island, and they will be sent to the department.