The Cocos (Keeling) Islands wish to be regarded as model of best practice for other small island communities.
To achieve this, the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands have adopted a Strategic Direction Philosophy, Vision 2010, to ensure that all future development and services proposed for the islands are sustainable and contribute positively to the standard of living and level of services for the local community.
Quarantine Station feed storage sheds and associated land.
Fence Depot compounds;
Refurbish existing structures and construct new purpose built facilities as needs arise and funds are available within Council budget.
Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Community Services Precincts Group Community Service Centre Home Island Cultural & Heritage (Pulu Kokos Museum) Home Island Cultural & Heritage (Pulu Gangsa Cemetery) Home Island Cultural & Heritage (Oceania House Gardens) Home Island Emergency Services Home & West Island Housing Home & West Island Sports & Recreation Home & West Island
Existing community services are spread haphazardly around the Kampong in whatever building space that is available. These premises are substandard, have poor access and do not contain essential services such as toilets, running water and sewerage;
Poor access to aging population;
Collocation will encourage sharing of facilities and resources, and avoid the duplication of amenities.
To provide a centrally located facility which will collocate all existing and future community services.
In conjunction with DoTaRS, establish a SDA with the WA Department of Sport and Recreation to undertake a study of Sport and Recreation requirements for both Home and West Island.
Dept of Sports & Recreation – CSRFF
Dept of Sport and Recreation
TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Sustainable Development Precincts Group Business Park Home Island Economic Development West Island Technology Park West Island Environmental Waste Management Home & West Island Utilities Home Island Direction Island Direction Island North Keeling National Park North Keeling Island Permaculture Home Island
To provide a centrally located and purpose built facility which will collocate existing and future commercial small businesses;
To provide suitable light industrial workshop / shed premises to be made available to industrial trades within the kampong.
Existing small business’s are currently located in either the old Health Clinic (asbestos structure) or a storage building used in the old copra industry. Both these premises are substandard, have poor access and are inadequate to provide for these services.
No adequate purpose built shed space is available on island with appropriate headwork services i.e. 3 phase power, sewerage etc. Ship containers and the Heritage listed two storey Copra Workshops are currently utilised by industrial trades.
To construct a purpose built ‘shopfront’ facility, within an easily accessible precinct for the community, to collocate all existing small commercial businesses. ie Bunga Melati Restaurant, Kelapa Gading, Cocos Asian Imports, Cocos General Agency, Cocos Co-operative Soc. Ltd, etc;
Construct suitable workshop/industrial sheds which can be utilised by existing tradesman and businesses;
Design the industrial sheds so that they may be extended as demand requires.
Already the wastewater treatment plant, fuel bowsers and power plant are collocated separate from the kampong area. It will be Council’s intention to ensure that any future services will be collocated in this area;
Ongoing liaison with the Commonwealth on the issue of upgrading headworks to adequately satisfy the community.
To allocate a portion of land separate from the kampong, whereby residents may keep domestic animals such as chooks or pigeons and grow fruit and vegetables.
Allows the keeping of chooks and pigeons away from the residents to avoid nuisance such as noise, smells etc;
The need to protect the quality of the fresh water lenses;
Lack of available space within the kampong.
Allocate parcels of land within the permaculture precinct to residents for this purpose.
Home Island Precinct Locality Plan Environmental Waste Management Housing Utilities Permaculture Community Services Governance/Management Emergency Services Sports & Recreation Cultural/Heritage Business Park Governance/Logistics
West Island Precinct Locality Plan Technology Park Economic Development Environmental Waste Management Sport & Recreation Governance/Logistics
Concept Plan Timeline North Keeling National Park Direction Island Emergency Services Housing Sport & Recreation Utilities Permaculture Environmental Waste Management Technology Park Economic Development Cultural & Heritage Business Park Community Services Centre Governance - Logistics Governance - Management 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 PRECINCTS
To investigate and host an annual forum of Government and academic representatives and other associated parties involved in small island community issues.
An annual forum conducted on island would provide a valuable information resource, excellent publicity and an alternative economic benefit other than just tourism.
Draft agenda of program for forum.
Island Infrastructure Cultural Heritage Direction Island Fieldtrips Communications – Island Lifelines Investments and Finance for Small Islands Infrastructure for Small Islands Small Island Communities – Opportunities and Challenges Levels of Government Forum Afternoon Human Resources Sustainable Ocean Resources Sustainable Tourism SE Asia Future Trends Indian Ocean Territories Policy Forum Morning Day 5 Day 4 Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Session
Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
To establish an Indian Ocean Malay Festival as an additional tourist attraction for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
To compliment existing tourist attractions a Malay themed festival (similar to Broome Chinese Festival) be organised annually. A suggested program of events are listed.
Seafood evening Cultural Evening Night movie Evening Religious (Contemporary Issue) Cultural and Heritage (Pulu Kokos Museum) Religious (Nasyid) Cultural and Heritage (Home Island Cultural Tour) Religious (Qur’an Competition) Afternoon Cultural and Heritage (Arts and Craft) Sports and Recreational (Fishing) Cultural and Heritage (Cooking) Sports and Recreation (Jukong sailing) Culture and Heritage (Music and Dance) Morning Day 5 Day 4 Day 3 Day 2 Day 1 Session
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Development Corporation
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands Development Corporation (‘DevCorp’) is a development corporation to be owned by the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council owns approximately 6/7ths of the land in the Territory. This land includes such areas as Direction Island (a favourite site for tourists), Trannies Beach and Scout Park on West Island, North Keeling Island (the site of the North Keeling Island National Park), all accessed by tourists.
All tourism proposals, irrespective of the land that they are built on, will require access to Council land, for example, those sites identified above. In consideration for this access, and the broader access to such intangible issues, such as the Cocos Malay culture, DevCorp should negotiate a Memorandum of Understanding with all development proponents which will address issues such as:
Issues such as local employment and small business support.