Have your say on proposed Kingston sewerage system

A proposed new sewerage system in Kingston will support reduced human waste pollution and improve water quality in the historic, heritage-listed area, including the surrounding Norfolk Marine Park – specifically Emily Bay and Slaughter Bay.

In what is proposed as the first of a three-stage project that would ultimately collect all sewage generated on Crown land in KAVHA, Stage 1 of the sewerage system would collect, transfer and store sewage from selected buildings including the Golf Club, Emily Bay Bathing Shed, Quality Row houses #5 to #11, Government House, Old Military Barracks and New Military Barracks. This will replace the existing holding tanks infrastructure and will allow the decommissioning of the old system.

The Development Application (DA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project are now on public display until 13 October 2022. This is an important part of the rigorous planning and design process, with the Norfolk Island community invited to make written submissions on the proposal throughout this period to the Norfolk Island Regional Council.

I encourage all community members to review the DA and EIS, and have their say on this proposed project. We want local knowledge and input to inform the future of Kingston, including through the design and delivery stages of new infrastructure projects. We encourage all interested community members and stakeholders to provide feedback on the DA and EIS as part of the public consultation process, supporting a holistic approach to waste and sewer management in the heritage site.

Throughout the display period, the DA and EIS are available for viewing at the following locations:

Submissions must be received by the Norfolk Island Regional Council by close of business on Thursday 13 October 2022.

Kavha Sewerage Scheme Stage One Concept Design

Eric Hutchinson

Administrator of Norfolk Island

23 September 2022