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NORAH HEAD LIGHTHOUSE RESERVE TRUST

Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust was appointed by the NSW Minister for Lands in 2007. Members of the community who are appointed to reserve trust boards undertake a valuable and responsible role in the management of community facilities and Crown reserves. Trust board members are empowered to make decisions regarding the use and management of the land and are responsible for the implementation of those decisions. Trustees are appointed for a term of up to five years. At the end of their term members can be re-appointed, but are not necessarily guaranteed re-appointment.The Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust consists of seven (7) members with a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. It also has four ex officio members representing the Department of Lands, Wyong Shire Council, Central Coast Tourism and the Central Coast Area Consultative Committee. Ex officio members have all the rights and responsibilities of other members. They can speak and vote at meetings and can be elected to executive positions. The Trust also calls on the services of an Hon. Solicitor and a Grants Officer, who are not Trustees. All Trustees, ex officio Members, the Hon. Solicitor and the Grants Officer, are volunteers. The Trust meets once per month on the last Tuesday of the month.

Mission Statement
Dedicated to the preservation, conservation and management of the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve.

Aims & Objectives
The Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust has a Plan of Management and a Conservation Management Plan prepared in accordance with the Crown Lands Act 1989 (CLA89). These Plans provide a strategic framework to guide and direct decisions of the Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust. There are ten policy statements in the Plan of Management:

  1. Conserve and manage the cultural significance of the place and in doing so enhance that significance;
  2. Conserve the setting and landscape of the place;
  3. Conserve the ecology of the place;
  4. Conserve the archaeological and Aboriginal value of the place;
  5. Conserve the significant built fabric of the place;
  6. Conserve the significant interior fabric of the place;
  7. Conserve the movable heritage of the place;
  8. As a place of significant environmental and cultural heritage, retain the site in public ownership;
  9. Optimise public access and land use consistent with the conservation of the place;
  10. Encourage tourism, cultural and recreational uses of the site having due regard to the conservation of the place.

The Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust adheres to the above ten policies.

Contact Us:
The Hon. Secretary
Norah Head Lighthouse Reserve Trust
PO Box 4
Toukley NSW 2263

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