KAVHA, Norfolk Island Cultural Landscape Management Plan


Cultural Landscape Management Plan (CLMP) for the Kingston & Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) & Safety Hazard Scoping Study


Norfolk Island, Australia


Department of Infrastructure, Regional development & cities (DIRDC)



Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) is a World Heritage site located on Norfolk Island. In 2018, Environmental Partnership worked with GML Heritage on two pieces of work t0 prepare the Cultural Landscape Management Plan (CLMP) and a Safety Hazard Scoping Study.

Cultural Landscape Management Plan

The CLMP is designed to guide the landscape and precinct management of KAVHA. EP provided advice and detailed input into the preparation of management principles for the priority landscape issues. As well as detailed mapping of observations and issues, principles diagrams for specific proposals and map graphics to assist with the preparation of the CLMP and consultation materials.

Safety Hazard Scoping Study

Environmental Partnership worked with GML Heritage and Structure Consulting Engineers to undertake a scoping study of health and safety risks within the Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) on Norfolk Island.

The purpose of the reporting was to identify and prioritise health and safety risks to visitors, staff and the local community within KAVHA, and to provide appropriate, practical, unobtrusive, creative and heritage sensitive solutions to mitigate the risks. Smaller higher priority projects were scoped to enable planning for their implementation as part of the ongoing maintenance program at the site. Major works projects, and further research projects that are required to supports these, were also identified and prioritised to enable DIRDC to plan for larger capital works projects required to improve site safety.

The study identified a broad range of health and safety hazards which were grouped into a number of categories that included: movement; structural; building condition; building services; maintenance activities; health; natural; emergencies; and traffic hazards.