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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Removal of Kampong temporary fencing—Christmas Island

Number: A18/2021

Date: 10 May 2021

On 10 March following a significant rock fall on Christmas Island, temporary fencing was installed within areas of Kampong as a safety precaution with specialist expert risk assessments carried out.

The area is considered safe for the fencing to now be removed, with a small area between the rock berms behind Kampong to remain fenced off.

I would like to remind everyone that landslide events can occur at any time. Keeping this in mind, please do not approach or access any areas near the existing rockfall protective barriers or associated construction zones.

It is critical that residents and visitors in the Kampong residential area understand the risk of land slippage and rockfall and evacuate the area immediately if alarms sound or if asked to do so.

I would like to thank residents and the Christmas Island community for your patience and support for the restrictions, which were in place for your protection.

Natasha Griggs
Administrator of Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands