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Development Control Plan

Supporting Documents

The Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area has been developed to help preserve the site’s heritage and to enable and support the community’s ongoing use of the area.

AECOM Australia was engaged by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications to work closely with the community and Norfolk Island Regional Council to prepare a draft DCP.

Consultation was undertaken on Norfolk Island in April and June 2019, and local community input and feedback informed the draft plan. Public consultation on the draft DCP under the Planning Act 2002 (NI) closed on 25 November 2019.

The DCP was approved by the Administrator of Norfolk Island on 4 September 2020 and takes effect on 11 September 2020.

If you would like to find out more about the DCP, please contact the Norfolk Island Regional Council Planning Office on +6723 23595 or at

Cultural Landscape Management Plan

  • KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan, September 2019 PDF: 14.3 MB
  • KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan Consultation Outcomes Report PDF: 3.42 MB
  • KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan fact sheet PDF: 304 KB

The KAVHA Cultural Landscape Management Plan (CLMP) was revised following feedback from the community and the plan has now been finalised.

The CLMP is a guiding document that will help preserve the site’s heritage values and its place in the everyday lives of the community. It includes a large number of recommendations covering a wide range of landscape issues including water, livestock, traffic and vegetation management.

The recommendations will inform the long-term management of KAVHA but are not directions and are not set in stone. There will be a staged approach to implementation and in many cases, opportunities for further community involvement as specific projects are progressed in consultation with the KAVHA Community Advisory Group.

A copy of the CLMP is available above and at the Research Centre at No.9 Quality Row. Along with the CLMP, a Consultation Outcomes Report that provides a response to specific feedback received on the CLMP and a short fact sheet are also available above.

If you would like to find out more about the CLMP, please contact Martin Purslow,  Commonwealth Heritage Manager, on 0011 6723 23115 or at


  • Archaeological Zoning and Management Plan Volume 1 PDF: 11.3 MB
  • Archaeological Zoning and Management Plan Volume 2 PDF: 131 MB
  • KAVHA Heritage Maintenance Manual (2019) PDF: 5354 KB
  • Draft Heritage Management Plan for the HMS Sirius Shipwreck (2018) PDF: 4228 KB
  • Development of A Masterplan for Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA): Concepts from Public Consultation (2018) PDF: 15115 KB 
  • Government House Landscape & Garden Maintenance Advice (2017) PDF: 4576 KB 
  • KAVHA Condition and Conservation Report (2017) PDF: 11561 KB 
  • KAVHA Economic Feasibility Study—Final Report (2017) PDF: 1737 KB 
  • Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area Interpretation Plan (2020) PDF: 55 MB
  • KAVHA Heritage Management Plan (2016)
  • KAVHA Safety Reports

The three reports linked below assess risks associated with KAVHA and propose solutions to high priority issues. The KAVHA Safety Hazard Scoping Study is a comprehensive assessment of the risks to visitors and users of KAVHA as well as to the heritage structures. The KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigations report follows on from the scoping study, proposing engineering responses to mitigate several of the highest risks to people and structures. These design concepts were then independently reviewed, as documented in the third report.  The department is working to resolve the safety risks and to implement solutions which are based on the advice in the AECOM report and the other expert technical advice.

  • KAVHA Safety Hazard Scoping Study (2018) PDF: 13333 KB
  • KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigations - 50% Concept Design Report (2018) PDF: 15562 KB
  • Review of KAVHA Safety Hazard Investigation (2018) PDF: 1504 KB