Public service

December 2013

What public services are available in NI and how can they be contacted?

By |December 11th, 2013|

The Norfolk Island Regional Council is the island’s public service.  They, and the Commonwealth Government, provide the national – state – local government programs and services for people who live on Norfolk Island.

These include: NI Airport, Community Services, Courts and Tribunals, Customs and Immigration, Energy, Telecom, Emergency Services, Hospital, Land Use, Planning.

You can find out more information about public services, and contact details, through the regional council’s official website at www.norfolkisland.gov.nf.     —–>

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What restrictions are there on business and new investment in NI?

By |December 10th, 2013|

There are minimal restrictions placed on new investment in NI.

Foreign investors – those who are not Australian or NZ citizens – wishing to buy land, dwellings or businesses in Norfolk Island need to be aware that the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Commonwealth) applies to Norfolk Island.

Any development must comply with planning regulations.  You can review these in detail by following this link  —–>.

In very simple terms the NI Government has a NI Plan that outlines land uses across the island, building regulations such as a two storey limit on construction, water catchment and storage requirements, and effluent disposal.

Australian and NZ citizens are free to […]

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