Contractor engaged for Norfolk Island Roads Strategy

Media Release


30 April 2015

The Australian Government is getting on with addressing the infrastructure and economic challenges on Norfolk Island by engaging WorleyParsons Services Limited to develop a Norfolk Island Roads Strategy.

After years of uncertainty, action is being taken to build better infrastructure on Norfolk Island so local residents can take advantage of more economic opportunities into the future.

The Strategy will consider the current condition of the roads on Norfolk Island, assess them against appropriate design, building and engineering standards and develop a maintenance and development plan.

The Strategy will prioritise road infrastructure upgrades and maintenance, including indicative costs, that will deliver significant long-term improvements to Norfolk Island's road system.

Improving Norfolk Island's road network is critical for community safety as well as economic and tourism development. It also complements our investment to upgrade the Cascade Jetty.

Representatives from WorleyParsons will travel to Norfolk Island on Friday 1 May 2015 to undertake initial research.

The final draft of the Roads Strategy is expected by the end of June 2015.

The Strategy supports the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and the External Territories, in its report on economic development of Norfolk Island, Same Country, Different World.