Suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council

In line with requirements under the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (NI), I have signed an order to continue the suspension of the Norfolk Island Regional Council (NIRC) and extend the appointment of interim administrator, Michael Colreavy, while the public inquiry is under way. 

Public inquiries are an important part of government oversight of council performance. At the conclusion of the inquiry, the commissioner, Carolyn McNally, will present me with a report outlining her findings in relation to the Terms of Reference which I will consider.

I remain committed to the good governance of Norfolk Island and ensuring the best outcomes for the Norfolk Island community.

I will continue to keep you informed as any decisions are made.