Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) is part of Australia's National Heritage and recognised as World Heritage. For Norfolk Islanders, KAVHA is part of their story and sense of identity.

The 2008 Conservation Management Plan is being reviewed by a team of heritage specialists who will prepare a new plan by mid 2014. The team is Professor Richard Mackay and Sharon Veale (GML Heritage), Chris Johnston (Context) and Jean Rice (Jean Rice Architect). To find out more about the Project Team, click here. KAVHA has appointed a Project Review Group to contribute to the project. For further information on the Review Group members click here.

Where is the Project up to?

The Project Team is on track to deliver a draft Plan mid year. Chris Johnston and Richard Mackay visited Norfolk Island between 28 April – 2 May, reporting back on the consultations held in February-March and sharing some initial ideas on the shape of the new Heritage Management Plan, five draft strategic principles linked to World Heritage obligations, and an outline of potential headline policies. The goal is to deliver a forward-looking strategic plan that addresses the key issues identified from the consultations and from the Project Team’s own research.