Christmas Island projects & community consultations

The department is committed to keeping the Christmas Island community informed on important projects being undertaken by the Australian Government.

  • The Our Christmas Island, 2030 Strategic Plan recognised the importance of Flying Fish Cove for all types of uses—industry, recreation and tourism.

  • The Australian Government is ensuring the ongoing safety and protection of the community on Christmas Island (CI) by upgrading rockfall fencing around Flying Fish Cove (FFC).

  • The Department is proposing the replacement of the Drumsite stormwater system and landslide and rockfall fences on Christmas Island. This Project is subject to a public hearing before the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Public Works on Friday 6 August 2021. The expediency date for the Project will be advertised in this space in the future.

  • The Australian Government is improving water security on Christmas Island, through its replacement of a 4km section of the Summit to Drumsite water main, commencing in the national park. Commissioning of Phase 1 of the project was achieved over 7 and 8 September 2023, with final connections to the new water main completed.

    Options will be considered for Phase 2 for the replacement of the remaining approximately 2km of water main to complete the project to the Drumsite tank.

For all Australian Government announcements for the Indian Ocean Territories please see our Community Bulletins, Updates and Media Releases page.