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  • 1. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands VISION 2010
  • 2. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • Vision 2010
    • Vision statement
    • Precincts Project
    • Demographics Study
    • The Island Forum
    • The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
    • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Development Corporation
    • The Strategic Issues Committee
  • 3. Vision:
    • 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.
    • Vision 2010 incorporates the following stages:
    • Precincts Project
    • Demographics Study
    • The Island Forum
    • The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
    • Cocos (Keeling) Islands Development Corporation
    • The Strategic Issues Committee
  • 4. Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • The Gateway to Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories
    Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Southeast Asia
  • 5. The Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • 6. Precincts Projects
  • 7. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    • The Precincts Projects have been classified into three identifiable groups;
    • Governance Precincts Group
    • Community Services Precincts Group
    • Sustainable Development Precincts Group
  • 8. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands Governance Precincts Group Governance (Management) Home Island Governance (Logistics) Home Island Governance (Logistics) West Island
  • 9.
    • GOAL :
    • To upgrade Council’s existing management facility that provides a better working environment for staff that enables professional and efficient service delivery to the community;
    • Incorporate a suitable venue for use as a Council Chamber, which may also be used for staff meetings, training and by visiting dignatories.
    • RATIONALE :
    • Existing office space and workstations are inadequate;
    • No existing Council Chambers within the administration building;
    • No networking of IT equipment;
    • No visitor centre.
    Governance - Management Precinct
  • 10. Governance - Management Precinct (cont.)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Council’s own resources
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • N/A
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Director of Finance
    • Finance Officer
    • Debtors Clerk
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Relocate museum and incorporate into Cultural and Heritage Precinct;
    • Establish a professional customer service/information centre;
    • Establish suitable workstations for administration staff;
    • Network Council’s IT system;
    • Upgrade dining and pubic reception facilities;
    • Convert existing office space into Council Chambers.
  • 11. Governance - Logistics Precinct (HI)
    • GOAL :
    • To provide an appropriate Council depot on Home Island that provides a suitable workplace for Council employees and the ability to house Council plant and equipment assets.
    • RATIONALE:
    • Council does not have appropriate depot facilities, currently utilising sections of the Heritage listed Warehouse of the Copra Industry Era;
    • The requirement to preserve Council’s plant and equipment assets;
    • The requirement to provide a safe and efficient workplace for Council employees.
  • 12. Governance - Logistics Precinct (HI) (cont.)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Council’s own resources
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS – Asset Acquisition
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Principal Works Supervisor
    • Works Employees
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Seek DoTaRS’s approval for asset transfer;
      • Crane shed
    • Fence Depot compounds;
    • Refurbish existing depot structures and construct new purpose built facilities as needs arise and funds are available within Council budget.
  • 13. Governance - Logistics Precinct (WI)
    • GOAL :
    • To provide an appropriate Council depot on West Island that provides a suitable workplace for Council employees and the ability to house Council plant and equipment assets.
    • RATIONALE:
    • Council does not have appropriate depot facilities, currently utilising limited space in LIA
    • The requirement to preserve Council’s plant and equipment assets;
    • The requirement to provide a safe and efficient workplace for Council employees.
  • 14. Governance - Logistics Precinct (WI) (cont.)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Council’s own resources
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • AQIS – Asset Acquisition
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Principal Works Supervisor
    • Works Employees
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Seek AQIS’s approval for asset transfer;
      • 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.
  • 15. 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
  • 16. Community Service Centre Precinct
    • RATIONALE :
    • 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.
    • GOAL :
    • To provide a centrally located facility which will collocate all existing and future community services.
  • 17. Community Service Centre Precinct (cont.)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Regional Partnerships
    • Lotterywest
    • Collocation Funding
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • IOGTA
    • Australia Post
    • Commonwealth Bank (Co-op)
    • Centrelink
    • Community Service Office
    • IOTHS
    • Playgroup
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Director of Community Development
    • Purchasing Officer
    • Info/Project Officer
    • PROPOSAL :
    • To convert existing heritage listed canteen building, including a suitable extension, to collocate all community services such as:
        • Telecentre
        • Postal and Bank Agencies
        • Indian Ocean Group Training Assoc.
        • Centrelink
        • Community Services
        • Visiting professionals office space
        • Seniors activities
        • Playgroup
  • 18. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Pulu Kokos Museum)
    • RATIONALE :
    • Existing museum is utilising valuable office administration space required by Council;
    • Heritage listed Copra Industry workshops and stores could be converted to accommodate museum articles as well as form part of the heritage interpretation;
    • Restoration and purpose for Copra Sheds.
    • GOAL :
    • To provide a Cultural and Heritage precinct that will both, preserve the Cocos (Keeling) Islands heritage and culture as well as provide a significant attraction to visiting tourists to the island.
  • 19. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Pulu Kokos Museum) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Refurbish Copra stores for conservation purposes as well as to serve as the museum;
    • Landscape precinct for visitor attraction;
    • Construct structures that preserve old barge and ferry;
    • Establish a visitor information centre and design an interpretation and trials network for visitors;
    • Relocate Mosque.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Regional Infrastructure Funding
    • Lotterywest
    • Australian Heritage Trust
    • Regional Partnerships
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • Youth Group
    • Indian Ocean Group Training Assoc.
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Director of Community Services
    • Executive Support
    • Creditor Clerk
  • 20. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Pulu Gangsa)
    • RATIONALE:
    • To preserve existing headstones;
    • The need to restore dilapidated headstones and name unmarked graves;
    • Planning for future expansion.
    • GOAL:
    • To preserve the cultural and heritage significance of the Pulu Gangsa Home Island Cemetery
  • 21. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Pulu Gangsa) (cont)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Lotterywest
    • Council’s own resources
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • IOGTA
    • TMMYG
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Executive Support Officer
    • Info/Project Officer
    • PROPOSAL :
    • To implement program for the restoration of existing headstones and the naming of unmarked graves;
    • Implement program to maintain and beautify cemetery grounds;
    • Compile and maintain cemetery register;
    • Plan for future expansion of cemetery;
    • Incorporate into Cultural and Heritage Tourist Walk Trial.
  • 22. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Oceania House Gardens)
    • RATIONALE :
    • Cultural and Heritage Gardens and Walls significance have fallen into state of disrepair;
    • Tourist attraction potential.
    • GOAL :
    • To preserve the Cultural and Heritage significance of the Oceania House Gardens and Walls.
  • 23. Cultural and Heritage Precinct (Oceania House Gardens) (cont)
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • DoTaRS
    • Council’s own resources
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS
    • PROPOSAL :
    • To secure ongoing funding to carry out repairs and conservation works on Garden Walls;
    • Ensure gardens and lawns are maintained constantly by Council;
    • Provide seating and interpretive signage;
    • Incorporate into Cultural and Heritage Tourist Walk Trial.
  • 24. Emergency Services Precinct (HI & WI)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Liaison with DoTaRS to ensure ongoing funds are made available for the continual upgrade of emergency services assets.
    • GOAL:
    • To maintain existing Emergency Service Facilities on both islands, that are critical to the overall safety of the islands community.
  • 25. Housing Precinct (HI & WI)
    • RATIONALE:
    • Housing shortage on Home Island causing overcrowding and contravening Health standards.
    • GOAL:
    • To address the issue of the Housing shortage experienced on Home Island as well liaise with the Commonwealth on proposed residential development on West Island.
    • PROPOSAL :
    • Encourage DoTaRS to upgrade utilities such as Water & Sewerage, so that Home Island kampong can be further developed;
    • Compile a housing development strategy that address’s the data obtained from the Demographics Study;
    • Actively seek funding from relevant agencies to assist in the construction of new residences;
    • Liaison with Commonwealth on residential development on West Island.
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS
    • Water Corporation (Utilities Provider)
    • Homeswest
    • Country Housing Authority
  • 26. Sports & Recreation Precinct (HI &WI)
    • GOAL :
    • To construct one indoor court size facility, including appropriate function and changerooms on both islands to compliment existing outdoor recreational facilities.
    • RATIONALE :
    • Currently no indoor facility is available for sports such as basketball, netball, indoor soccer & cricket, badminton, volleyball, gymnasium etc;
    • No appropriate function and changerooms are available to cater for existing outdoor arenas.
  • 27. Sports & Recreation Precinct (HI & WI) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • 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.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Dept of Sports & Recreation – CSRFF
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS
    • Dept of Sport and Recreation
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • T.B.A
  • 28. 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
  • 29. Business Park Precinct (HI)
    • GOAL :
    • 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.
    • RATIONALE :
    • 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.
  • 30. Business Park Precinct (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • 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.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Regional Infrastructure Funding
    • Regional Partnerships
    • Lease Arrangements – Small Business
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • Kelapa Gading
    • Cocos General Agency
    • Bunga Melati Restaurant
    • Asian Imports
    • Cocos Co-operative Soc. Ltd
    • Small Business
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Info/Project Officer
  • 31. Economic Development Precinct (WI)
    • GOAL :
    • To designate a portion of Trust Land on West Island for sustainable economic development opportunities such as Tourist Resorts, Horticultural and Maricultural industries that will benefit the islands.
    • RATIONALE :
    • Availability of Trust Lands;
    • To compliment existing industries - Horticulture block and clam farm;
    • Sustainable industry to benefit the CKI community.
  • 32. Economic Development Precinct (WI) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Make available, via long term lease, vacant trust land to prospective investors who wish to establish a sustainable and suitable industry on island;
    • Actively promote opportunities of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands to potential investors;
    • Long term lease rentals from investors.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Community benefit generated from sustainable economic development industries.
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS
    • Prospective Investors
    • Stakeholders
  • 33. Technology Park Precinct (WI)
    • GOAL :
    • To provide a Technology Centre that will encourage outside investors to establish laboratory/research facilities on island.
    • RATIONALE :
    • Utilisation of a section at Quarantine Station that is no longer being utilised;
    • Attract off-island investment;
    • Research ability for possible industry development for the islands.
  • 34. Technology Park Precinct (WI) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Seek asset transfer of a section of Quarantine Station from the Commonwealth;
    • Make the facility available through long term lease agreements with possible industry investors. Ie Coconut Industry, Tuna Farm, Cheesefruit Industry;
    • Actively seek outside investors.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Rental from lease agreements
    • Private Investors
    • Regional Partnerships
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • AQIS
    • Prospective Investors
    • Stakeholders
  • 35. Environmental Waste Management Precinct (HI & WI)
    • GOAL :
    • Compile and implement an Environmental Waste Management Strategy that reduces landfill and environmental impacts on island.
    • RATIONALE :
    • Environmentally sensitive islands;
    • Freshwater lenses: limited land mass;
    • High financial burden to Council on managing waste disposal.
  • 36. Environmental Waste Management Precinct (HI & WI) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • Involve all stakeholders to implement strategies to reduce the amount of waste being generated on island;
    • Establish recycling programs;
    • Implement strategies to dispose of waste that has minimal environmental impact to the islands;
    • Investigate opportunities that helps reduce the financial burden on Council and community in relation to Waste Management;
    • Implement education process to the community regarding waste management strategies;
    • Construct sheds at Waste Management sites to accommodate recycling equipment. i.e. can and glass crushers, shredders, mulcher.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • Council
    • Municipal Waste Advisory Committee
    • Dept of Environment & Heritage
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • CKI Co-operative
    • DoTaRS
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
    • Principle Works Supervisor
    • Outside Works Crew
  • 37. Environmental Waste Management Precinct (HI & WI) (cont.)
  • 38. Utilities Precinct (HI)
    • GOAL :
    • To provide a specific precinct that collocate all of the islands utility services that does not have a detrimental impact on the Kampong;
    • To improve headworks so that they can sustain community demand.
    • RATIONALE :
    • To collocate utilities within a inconspicuous area of island that does not adversely affect Kampong and tourist attractions;
    • Common use of headworks, access roads etc;
    • Liaison with Commonwealth to provide and improve utilities, particularly water and sewerage, to accommodate community demand.
  • 39. Utilities Precinct (HI) (cont.)
    • PROPOSAL:
    • 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.
    • FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:
    • DoTaRS
    • AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
    • DoTaRS
    • Service Providers
    • TEAM RESPONSIBLE :
    • CEO
  • 40. Direction Island Precinct
    • GOAL :
    • To maintain the Trust Land referred to as Direction Island available to the community for public recreation purposes.
    • PROPOSAL :
    • To continually maintain and improve amenities available for visitors to Direction Island to ensure a pleasurable and memorable experience.
  • 41. North Keeling Island Precinct
    • GOAL :
    • To provide a long term lease of North Keeling Island to the Commonwealth Government (Parks Australia) for conservation purposes.
  • 42. Permaculture Precinct (HI)
    • GOAL :
    • 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.
    • RATIONALE :
    • 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.
    • PROPOSAL :
    • Allocate parcels of land within the permaculture precinct to residents for this purpose.
  • 43. 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
  • 44. West Island Precinct Locality Plan   Technology Park Economic Development   Environmental Waste Management   Sport & Recreation   Governance/Logistics
  • 45. 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
  • 46. The Demographics Study
    • GOAL :
    • To undertake a Demographics Study that will represent an important strategic process which will be used to determine services that will be required in the future for:
        • Population
        • Education
        • Employment
        • Health
        • Housing
        • Utilities (water, power, sewage and waste management)
    • PROPOSAL :
    • Actively seek funding from DoTaRS so that a Demographics Study can be undertaken for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands that will assist in future decision making.
  • 47. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands The Islands Forum
  • 48. The Islands Forum
    • GOAL :
    • To investigate and host an annual forum of Government and academic representatives and other associated parties involved in small island community issues.
    • RATIONALE :
    • An annual forum conducted on island would provide a valuable information resource, excellent publicity and an alternative economic benefit other than just tourism.
    • PROPOSAL :
    • 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
  • 49. Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
  • 50. The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
    • GOAL :
    • To establish an Indian Ocean Malay Festival as an additional tourist attraction for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
    • PROPOSAL :
    • 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
  • 51. Cocos (Keeling) Islands Development Corporation
    • FUNCTION:
    • 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:
        • Shareholding
        • Directorships
        • Issues such as local employment and small business support.
  • 52. The Strategic Issues Committee
    • FUNCTION:
    • The Strategic Issues Committee (‘SIC’) will be responsible for the planning, development, co-ordination and control of the following projects:
        • Precincts Project
        • Demographics Study
        • The Island Forum
        • The Indian Ocean Malay Festival
        • Other projects/issues of a strategic nature referred to it by the Council
    • COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
    • The membership of the SIC will consist of three councillors and the Chief Executive Officer.