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 ensuring water security on Christmas Island, replacing a 3.5km section of the Summit to Drumsite water main.

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