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Plans/Management of Sites & Species as made
This instrument provides for the future management of Kingston and Arthur’s Vale Historic Area (KAVHA). It establishes strategic principles for conservation and protection of the outstanding universal value and other heritage values of KAVHA. It 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.
Administered by: Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Registered 09 Dec 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR07-Feb-2017
Tabled Senate07-Feb-2017


Australian Government


Department of the Environment and Energy




Glenda Kidman

General Manager, Norfolk Island Branch

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development GPO Box 594



Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area Heritage Management Plan under the

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)


Dear Ms Kidman


Thank you for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development's submission of the Kingston and Arthur's Vale Historic Area (KAVHA) Heritage Management Plan. The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, formerly Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, provided the Plan to the Minister for the Environment and Energy on 23 April 2016.


In my capacity as the Minister's delegate under section 341S(6) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), I have reviewed the Heritage Management Plan, taking into account Infrastructure's obligations under

section 341S of the EPBC Act. I have also consulted with the Australian Heritage Council in accordance with section 341S(7). I advise that the Heritage Management Plan addresses the matters prescribed in the regulations and is not inconsistent with the EPBC Act.


The Australian Heritage Council provided feedback on the Heritage Management Plan. The Council recommended that the Report on Condition of Values be updated to reflect values in more detail. Council also recommended the Heritage Management Plan include identification of the role of the Australian Convict Sites Steering Committee and Infrastructure and Regional Development's responsibilities under the Australian Convict Sites Strategic Management Framework. These recommendations do not affect the Heritage Management Plan's consistency with the EPBC Act but should be incorporated at the earliest opportunity.


Consistent with section 3415(8) of the EPBC Act, the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development should now register the Heritage Management Plan as a legislative Instrument in accordance with the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 (Cth) and give notice of the making of the plan on the internet and in the Gazette. Please note that under section 341X(1) the Heritage Management Plan will be due for review within five years.


If you have any questions or require further assistance please contact Therese McCarthy on 02 6274 2391 or therese.mccarthy@environment.gov.au


Yours sincerely




Chris Johnston

Assistant Secretary Heritage Branch


13  October 2016







GPO Box 787 Canberra ACT 2601 •Telephone 02 6274 1111 Facsimile 02 6274 1666 www.environment.gov .au