Queensland Government delegation visits Norfolk

An enduring partnership for the delivery of critical services for Norfolk Island – including health and education – remains a key priority for the Australian Government and we continue to work hard to develop appropriate stable and long-term service delivery arrangements to best serve the Norfolk Island community.

A Queensland Government delegation visited Norfolk Island from 27-29 April, including Minister for Education, Industrial Relations and Racing, the Hon Grace Grace and senior Queensland Government officials.

During their visit, the delegation toured Norfolk Island – including a number of site visits to the Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service, Banyan Park Play Centre and the Norfolk Island Central School, as well as meeting with stakeholders including Norfolk Island Regional Council and key community groups.

The Queensland Government has extensive experience delivering high-quality state-based services in remote and island locations, particularly healthcare and education provision.

The Australian Government thanks the Queensland delegation for their visit and their meaningful engagement with stakeholders on island this week. We also thank the Norfolk Island community and stakeholders for their time and contributions to this week’s discussions.

This process requires time and patience as we must ensure that we are securing the delivery of high-quality services tailored to the needs of the Norfolk Island community.

The community will continue to be engaged and informed as the work progresses, in the meantime please contact me if you have further queries.

Eric Hutchinson

Administrator of Norfolk Island

29 April 2021