Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Australian Government

Community consultations

The Norfolk Island 2030: Sustaining our Future Plan

The Norfolk Island 2030: Sustaining our Future Plan (the 2030 Plan) will be a shared vision for Norfolk Island, which is being developed to ensure the progress of Norfolk Island is based on community's priorities.

The 2030 Plan will contain an overarching strategy for all stakeholders of Norfolk Island, highlighting the long-term priorities for sustaining the local community and economy. The 2030 Plan will also articulate immediate to short-term goals in responding to the economic challenges and opportunities posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a community-owned document, the 2030 Plan will provide a framework for future strategic discussions among community members. The 2030 Plan acknowledges and builds upon the important work completed to date, particularly the Norfolk Island Community Strategic Plan 2016–2026.

It will be a point of reference for the Australian Government, in partnership with the Norfolk Island Regional Council, business sector, and community, to guide future goals and investment.

Current Activities

The Norfolk Island 2030 Sustaining our Future Plan remains a priority for the Australian Government, however due to the public inquiry into the Norfolk Island Regional Council and other priorities under way, final development of the plan has been temporarily put on hold.

The Australian Government remains committed to the long-term sustainability of Norfolk Island and working with the community to ensure Norfolk Island reaches its full potential over coming decades. Engagement with the community on the plan will be reinvigorated at an appropriate time in the future.

For more information on the Public Inquiry, visit the Public Inquiry page.

Consultants C Change Sustainable Solutions and Stump Jump Solutions have compiled a draft Consultation Report, which is available below, on the results from the Island-wide community survey and the Recovery and Renewal workshops which took place last year. You are invited to review the draft Consultation Report based on this first phase of consultations and provide any feedback to vbennett@cchange.com.au.

As further stakeholder and community engagement is undertaken, the draft Consultation Report will be updated.

  • Norfolk Consultation Report on Phase 1 consultations PDF: 6771 KB 

Future Air Passenger Services for Norfolk Island

The Australian Government is committed to supporting regular and reliable air services to Norfolk Island, and is seeking input from the community on future air passenger services to the island.

With the current contract with Qantas expiring in July next year, we want to ensure we are delivering services to best meet the needs of Norfolk Island residents, businesses and tourists.

The Norfolk Island Passenger Airline Service Survey has now closed.

Consultation paper submissions

The Department intends to publish all submissions to the consultation papers, unless a request is made for a submission to be kept confidential or a submission contains other information that is not suitable for publishing.