Parks and Gardens

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Cutting treesThe Parks & Gardens section is responsible for maintaining and improving the recreational facilities around the Island.  The main tasks undertaken by the section are:

  • Park maintenance
  • Herbiciding
  • BBQ maintenance
  • Garden maintenance
  • Playground maintenance
  • Maintenance of boardwalks
  • Maintenance of boat ramps
  • Maintenance of landscaping
  • Minor capital works such as the fabrication of rubber softfall

Past Projects

East Coast Beaches Facilities

The water tank & shower at Ethel Beach and the timber shelters and BBQ at Lily Beach were constructed to improve the amenity of Ethel Beach and Lily Beach. Over time these facilities have deteriorated. The water tank and shower at Ethel Beach has been refurbished. 


BBQ Shelter Project

In 2005 and 2006, new shelters were provided to improve the safety and comfort of using BBQ’s.  The shelters provide cover from the weather and cover from bird droppings and give a more hygienic cooking facility.


Flying Fish Cove BBQ Upgrade

The Shire reviewed the community BBQ facilities located at Flying Fish Cove in recent years. New electric double stainless steel BBQs, wheel chair access, paved footpaths, mains lighting, serving and eating tables were installed in 2005.

Turtle Nesting Beaches Project

Dolly and Greta Beaches are the only two recognized Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle nesting habitats on the Island. Jetsam and flotsam has a dramatic effect on the turtles ability to nest. Volunteer organizations on the Island regularly undertake beach clean-ups.  As access to both beaches were improved in November 2005 by constructing boardwalks and aluminium stairways. A rubbish collection and monitoring system was also put in place to provide data for better management practices for nesting turtles.


Isabel Beach Project
Access to Isabel Beach was provided by building an aluminium stairway in August 2005.


Upgrade of Territory Day Park
At Territory Day Park, Drumsite a new parking area, access road, BBQs, landscaping and picnic areas were constructed in 2005 and 2006.

Equipment and Rates

The Shire of Christmas Island offers various equipment and services for hire. Current rates are shown on the Gazetted Fees and Charges. For more information contact the Shire Depot on telephone number (08) 9164 8515 or Works & Services Section on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 229.


Any information or requests for works can be made by contacting the Manager Works and Services on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 230 or mobile number 0439 215 306.