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The Transport & Works section are responsible for the maintenance of roads and drainage and provide other civil works services.  With the establishment of the Central Road Authority (CRA), the Transport &Works section has increased its responsibilities to include the maintenance of road assets under the control of other agencies.


The Transport & Works section are responsible for the following types of works:

  • Capital Works

  • Road Construction

  • Maintenance Grading

  • Re-sheeting

  • Drainage

  • Roadside Vegetation Control

  • Road Furniture

  • Signage

  • Sealing Works

  • Parks & Gardens Works

  • Line Marking

Transport & Works

Capital Works
Equipment & Rates

Capital Works


Irvine Hill Upgrade

Irvine Hill is one of the primary roads used by mining road trains. 

Over the years, it has been upgraded in stages for increased safety of

both mining road trains as well as road users.

Reconstruction of Gaze Road

Gaze Road is the main road through the village of Settlement. 

Over the years, it has been reconstructed in stages.  

Most recently the section was done between Gaze Road from VQ3 

Accommodation and the Supermarket.

Northwest Point Road

With the commencement of the IRPC Project, heavy vehicles quickly saw the deterioration of Northwest Point Road.  As a result the road had to be closed down for maintenance and repairs.  This has been completed and now safe for road users.

Line Marking

The Shire has funding to repaint line marking twice each year.  However, Christmas Island has special features that make line marking fade more quickly than normal.  In particular:

  • the roads are mostly sealed with white aggregate, readily available on island and

  • the linemarking are quickly coated with phosphate dust, regularly present on island.


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.


A container storage permit is required to store a shipping container on Shire land or road reserve.  Once the permit has been approved the container can be stored providing it obeys all the conditions as stated within the permit.  An application fee and bond is applicable.


An excavation permit is required for anyone wishing to excavate any road reserve or public land.  The permit is designed to ensure that applicants undertake a check with all service providers of service locations to prevent unnecessary damage.  A bond is also applicable to ensure that reinstatement of works are made to the Shire’s satisfaction and on approval is fully refundable.


A road closure permit is required for anyone wishing to close part of or full road closure.  The permit ensures that adequate traffic management and public notification is made.


For further information, please contact the Manager Works & Services on telephone number (08) 9164 8300 ext 230 or mobile number 0439 215 306.

Parks and Gardens Works

The 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.

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