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Important notice: The Australian Government Department of Human Services will be available to meet with people from 26th to 28th June 2018.

Thursday, June 07, 2018



Important notice: The Australian Government Department of Human Services will be available to meet with people from 26th to 28th June 2018.

You can meet with department staff at the Governor’s Lodge Resort Conference room, from 26th to 28th June 2018, between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm.

Staff can help you with:

  • information about our payments and services
  • making claims
  • social work support and references.

Appointments can be booked at the conference room or by phoning 54024, from 25th June, 2 pm to 4.30 pm and 26th to 28th June 2018, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Go to humanservices.gov.au for information about our payments and services or to make a claim.

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Document on Public Exhibition

Thursday, June 07, 2018


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THIS WEEK’S QUIRKY PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON ISLAND

Thursday, June 07, 2018


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ASSISTANCE FOR PRIVATE WATER SUPPLIERS

Thursday, June 07, 2018



As part of the application of the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) (NI) (the Act), drinking water suppliers are expected to develop a drinking water Quality Assurance Program (QAP) by November 2018. To assist relevant businesses and the Council in drafting the QAP, the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities has engaged Atom Consulting who will be on island between 18 and 22 June 2018.

Atom Consulting have a strong background in developing QAPs for both businesses and local government. They will be working with the Council to develop the QAP templates and guidelines for Norfolk Island and will have time to meet with businesses to discuss the requirements of the QAPs.

Atom Consulting will be at Governors Lodge between the following times:
• Tuesday 19 June between 9:00am -12noon
• Wednesday 20 June between 12:30pm and 4:00pm
• Thursday 21 June between 9:00am -12noon

No appointments are necessary and interested parties are invited to call in and have a chat.

Atom Consulting will also be conducting targeted stakeholder meetings while they are on island. If you would like further information about the targeted meetings and wish to be involved, please register your interest at Customer Care.

In addition to the visit from Atom Consulting, the Council is also available to assist the following businesses who have responsibilities under the Act:

• Public Swimming Pools and Spas:
o To which the public is admitted as membership of a club
o Provided at a workplace for the use of employees
o Provided at a hotel, motel or guest house or at holiday units, or a similar facility, for the use of guests
o Provided at a school or hospital.
• Businesses offering Skin Penetration Procedures

If your organisation has any questions relating to the changes, please do not hesitate to contact Customer Care on local freecall 0100 or by emailing
 customercare@nirc.gov.nf.

PJ Wilson
HEALTH AND WATER OFFICER
7 June 2018

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Mayors Update - Keeping the Community Informed

Thursday, June 07, 2018




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Message from Minister John McVeigh

Thursday, June 07, 2018


Tourism Investment

Update on Build and Delivery of Cruise Ship Passenger Vessels

As part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to support local businesses and the tourism sector, I am pleased to update you on the almost $5 million investment in passenger transfer vessels for Norfolk Island.

This investment will encourage more cruise ships to visit Norfolk Island and allow more opportunities for cruise ship passengers to tour the Island, spend time in local shops and invest in the local economy.

Carnival Australia, which has regular cruise ships that visit Norfolk Island, has welcomed the investment in passenger vessels. It noted that, together with the recent upgrades to Cascade Pier, the passenger vessels should improve the success rate for cruise ships being able to land passengers on Norfolk Island in the future, increasing tourism numbers.

The vessels are beginning to take shape and remain on track to be delivered to Norfolk Island by mid-2019:

  • In June 2017, Birdon was awarded the contract to design, build, fit out, test and deliver three 12 metre aluminium catamaran vessels specifically designed for the transfer of passengers between cruise ships and Norfolk Island.

  • The vessels are constructed in a staged approach - the hull for the first passenger vessel has now been fabricated, the jets have been installed, and the superstructure (top of the vessel) is scheduled to be joined in the coming weeks.

  • The first of the trailers used to transport the vessels are being manufactured and expected to be completed shortly.

The Government appreciates the participation and input of the Norfolk Island Regional Council in designing the passenger vessels.

The vessels will support Norfolk Island’s reputation as a desirable cruise ship destination, reduce risks operators face when disembarking their passengers, and increase the potential number of tours that local operators can conduct.

This investment is over and above the other investments I recently announced as part of the 2018 Coalition Government Budget, including:

-       $8.3 million over four years to support the Council to deliver community services

-       $776, 000 over two years for tourism marketing to increase visitor numbers

-       $1.8 million over two years for maintenance and improving the visitor experience at the KAVHA heritage site, and

-       Almost $20 million over four years for investments in infrastructure and improving education services.

The passenger vessels present exciting new opportunities. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with you, the Council and the Administrator to support tourism which represents 60% of the Island’s local economy.

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Councillors needs you input into the Operational Plan for 2018/2019

Thursday, May 31, 2018



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Document on Public Exhibition

Thursday, May 31, 2018


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Grant Writing Workshop on Norfolk Island

Thursday, May 31, 2018


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Bounty Day 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018


To those families who are participating in the Bounty Day re-enactment of the 1856 landing on Norfolk Island on Friday the 8th of June, a welcoming invitation is extended to visit Government House gardens on returning from the Cemetery to All Saints Church. Light refreshments will be available, as was the case last year.

It was a former Administrator over 50 years ago who invited the community to utilise the grounds of Government House for judging of the costumes. As the current Administrator, I warmly extend the same invitation to the community for next year’s event.

I am most grateful to have been invited to join the local community for lunch in the Compound and look forward to celebrating this most significant day for many people of Pitcairn descent on Norfolk Island again this year.

Eric Hutchinson

Administrator

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