Draft KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016)

A draft heritage management plan has been developed for KAVHA. The plan establishes strategic principles for conservation and protection of the outstanding universal value and other heritage values of KAVHA. The plan seeks to improve connections with the local community to demonstrate how heritage can benefit local people, including private landholders, to improve visitor experiences and to address resourcing and management issues.

The draft KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016) PDF: 38964 KB ReadSpeaker was prepared in 2013 to 2015 by a project team comprising GML Heritage, Context, and Jean Rice Architect. In 2015 to 2016 the plan was reviewed, amended and updated to reflect the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015 and associated Norfolk Island and KAVHA governance reforms.

In developing the heritage management plan extensive consultation was undertaken with the Norfolk Island community, representatives of the Australian Government, and the previous Norfolk Island Government.

In July 2016, a report on the condition of values of KAVHA PDF: 337 KB ReadSpeaker was prepared by Eric Martin & Associates and forms an addendum to the draft KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016). This report, and the heritage management plan, is a requirement under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999—the Australian Government's legal framework to protect and manage nationally and internationally significant natural and cultural places.

The draft KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016) has been submitted to the Department of the Environment and Energy for the advice of the Minister for the Environment and Energy and the Australian Heritage Council. Once finalised, the KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016) will become the primary reference tool for future planning and activity within KAVHA for the next five years, and replaces the KAVHA Management Plan (2008).


Last Updated: 7 September, 2016