Have your say on the draft Development Control Plan for KAVHA

Community members are invited to provide feedback on the draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA), an important tool for providing landowners, leaseholders, businesses and site managers with a clear set of guidelines for progressing development and use within KAVHA.

The DCP will help ensure the area is open for business in a way that is sensitive to the site’s unique environmental and cultural heritage.

If you are preparing a development application, the draft DCP will provide further clarity about planning approval processes, allowable activities and detailed design standards and guidelines for new development and use at KAVHA.

The draft DCP has been developed to help those with a stake in KAVHA to make clearer plans for the future. It will provide a greater level of certainty to landowners, leaseholders and site managers on what they need to consider and do when they want to carry out development on land in KAVHA.

I encourage you to have your say on the draft DCP, which was developed by AECOM Australia to address landholders’ calls for clearer guidance around development and planning approval processes at KAVHA.

Local community input has been an important part of the development of the DCP. AECOM visited the island in April and June 2019 to discuss the draft DCP, and community feedback has been considered in its development and refinement.

A copy of the draft DCP and a Consultation Outcomes Report providing responses to specific feedback received on the DCP are available to view at www.kavha.gov.au/projects and www.norfolkisland.gov.nf, and in hard copy at the Norfolk Island Regional Council Planning Office, Customer Care and the Office of the Administrator.

Written submissions can be made to the General Manager, Norfolk Island Regional Council until 25 November 2019, and feedback received during this period will help to inform the final DCP. Please refer to the Norfolk Island Gazette Notice for further details about how to make a submission.

If you would like to find out more about the DCP, please contact Jodie Brown, Senior Strategic Planner, Norfolk Island Regional Council on +6723 23595 or at jodie.quintal@nirc.gov.nf.

Other KAVHA news

AECOM will be visiting Norfolk Island from 28 October to 1 November, to meet with stakeholders and progress design work for the very high priority heritage conservation and safety projects.  The Royal Engineers office (REO) column will have paint samples removed for testing and analysis as a part of this project, with the Heritage Manager on site managing the investigation works. Aerial photography will be undertaken at the Civil Hospital, Watermill Dam and the Arches at Longridge.

If you would like to find out more about AECOM’s visit or any other KAVHA matters, please contact Martin Purslow, Heritage Manager, on 23115 or at martin.purslow@infrastructure.gov.au.

Mr Eric Hutchinson
Chair, KAVHA Advisory Committee