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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

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.

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