Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New Generators for Norfolk Island

Media Release


21 July 2018

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) delivered three giant diesel generators to the Island this week, providing a great spectacle for the Norfolk Island community.

The generators are huge measuring more than 3.2 metres long, 2 metres wide, 2 metres tall and weighing around 5,900 kilograms each. Due to their size, the Island didn't have the equipment to efficiently and safely unload the generators so military transport aircraft Boeing C-17A Globemaster III and specialist cargo handling equipment was brought in to help.

The runway had to be closed during the delivery but to make sure travel to and from the island wasn't affected, we chose to shut it down when there were no scheduled commercial flights.

This is a fantastic example of the Norfolk Island Regional Council and the Coalition Government working together to create a positive outcome for the community. The delivery came together through a cooperative effort between the council, the Administrator Eric Hutchinson, myself and the Minister for Defence, Marise Payne.

The massive generators will replace the three existing generators which are now 25-years-old and at the end of their serviceable life. The replacement was necessary to ensure the Norfolk Island community continues to receive a reliable supply of electricity. Credit goes to the team at the power station for maintaining the integrity of the previous generators.