RESTRUCTURE OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

The Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD) has restructured from 1 April 2019. ENRD has now split into two separate directorates � Environment, Natural Resources & Planning and Infrastructure & Transport.

Here is an overview of the services that are provided under each new directorate:

Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate

The Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate comprises of:

Environmental Management Division, responsible for �

Implementation of the Environmental Protection legislation

Development and implementation of Environmental Management strategies and policies, including a Solid Waste Management Strategy, Climate Change Policy and Pollution Policy

Managing the Peaks National Park and other sites of endemic interest on the Island

Managing the St Helena Meteorological Station

Conducting all marine-related management including fish data collection, fisheries science marine biodiversity surveys, habitat mapping, marine species taxonomy, seabird and cetacean monitoring, and managing a marine sightings scheme

Conducting scientific research projects

Carrying out environmental site visits and initial site assessments, monitoring development projects, and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Tel: 22270

Agriculture & Natural Resources Division, responsible for �

Development and implementation of agricultural policy

Providing agricultural support and extension services for producers and the public in the areas of arable production, pest management, livestock & veterinary and soils testing

Leasing agricultural lands and buildings for agricultural production and product storage purposes

Management of the SHG forest estate and delivery of services such as emergency call outs to assist with fallen trees, selling dry trees for firewood, selling tree seedlings and chip & fodder permits, selling forest produce, providing an advisory service and carrying out private tree felling & surgery tasks, providing a wood raw material service to sawmill and firewood service operators

Management and implementation of the Island's Biosecurity Policy to prevent pests and diseases reaching St Helena

A fisheries licensing and reporting function for the Island

Tel: 24724

Planning & Building Control Division, responsible for �

Drafting planning and building primary legislation, orders, and regulations

Preparing development plans and policies for approval

Providing advice and guidance to the public and SHG on compliance with policies and the law, development potential of land, building conservation, and building construction

Processing development applications and appeals

Making recommendations on development decisions

Monitoring and enforcing compliance with approved drawings and planning conditions

Inspecting, approving and certifying building works on-site

Tel: 22270

Infrastructure & Transport Directorate

The Infrastructure & Transport Directorate comprises of:

Property Division, responsible for �

Maintaining all operational properties for SHG

Leasing and sale of SHG land and buildings and administration of the properties held on lease

Carrying out site inspections and condition surveys

Administration of the Lands Disposal Policy

Providing valuation advice to SHG and the Bank of St Helena

Tel: 22270

Housing Section, responsible for �

The letting of Government Landlord Housing (GLH) and Chief Secretary Houses (CSH)

Managing the GLH tenancy agreements

Allocating houses to GLH tenants

Repairing SHG houses and managing upgrading and improvement works

Providing advice to the private sector on lettings

Managing the turnover of CSH between contracts

Tel: 22270

Roads Section (including Public Lighting and Rock Guards), responsible for �

Carrying out routine inspections of the SHG road network and Sea Front

Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance of road network infrastructure including road surface, adjacent walls, safety railings, road signs & markings, and bridges

Carrying out verge cleaning of identified roads within resource limits

Responding to out-of-hours call-outs to assess and repair damage to road infrastructure if deemed unsafe

Managing water which lands on the public road surface and surface water running in watercourses passing under the public road

Managing public lighting � the lights on Jacobs Ladder, and Christmas street lighting (with Connect Saint Helena Ltd)

Maintaining a list of public lighting faults

Arranging prioritised repairs on a monthly basis within resource limits

Conducting regular inspections of the rock fall protection infrastructure above Jamestown, the slope above the Museum Car Park, and the fence above the Shears in Rupert's

Conducting ad hoc inspection and clearing of any rock fall risk

Identifying new risks and providing monitoring and advice to SHG

Responding to rock fall incidents at any time

Tel: 23765

Government Garage, responsible for �

Management of the SHG vehicle fleet

Providing vehicles for SHG Directorates on a full cost recovery basis for the services provided

Providing a service to the public for the hire of plant and certain equipment where these services cannot be provided for by the private sector

Tel: 23208

A full contact list for all services will be issued shortly.

Source: St Helena Government

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RESTRUCTURE OF ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

The Environment & Natural Resources Directorate (ENRD) has restructured from 1 April 2019. ENRD has now split into two separate directorates � Environment, Natural Resources & Planning and Infrastructure & Transport.

Here is an overview of the services that are provided under each new directorate:

Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate

The Environment, Natural Resources & Planning Directorate comprises of:

Environmental Management Division, responsible for �

Implementation of the Environmental Protection legislation

Development and implementation of Environmental Management strategies and policies, including a Solid Waste Management Strategy, Climate Change Policy and Pollution Policy

Managing the Peaks National Park and other sites of endemic interest on the Island

Managing the St Helena Meteorological Station

Conducting all marine-related management including fish data collection, fisheries science marine biodiversity surveys, habitat mapping, marine species taxonomy, seabird and cetacean monitoring, and managing a marine sightings scheme

Conducting scientific research projects

Carrying out environmental site visits and initial site assessments, monitoring development projects, and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs)

Tel: 22270

Agriculture & Natural Resources Division, responsible for �

Development and implementation of agricultural policy

Providing agricultural support and extension services for producers and the public in the areas of arable production, pest management, livestock & veterinary and soils testing

Leasing agricultural lands and buildings for agricultural production and product storage purposes

Management of the SHG forest estate and delivery of services such as emergency call outs to assist with fallen trees, selling dry trees for firewood, selling tree seedlings and chip & fodder permits, selling forest produce, providing an advisory service and carrying out private tree felling & surgery tasks, providing a wood raw material service to sawmill and firewood service operators

Management and implementation of the Island's Biosecurity Policy to prevent pests and diseases reaching St Helena

A fisheries licensing and reporting function for the Island

Tel: 24724

Planning & Building Control Division, responsible for �

Drafting planning and building primary legislation, orders, and regulations

Preparing development plans and policies for approval

Providing advice and guidance to the public and SHG on compliance with policies and the law, development potential of land, building conservation, and building construction

Processing development applications and appeals

Making recommendations on development decisions

Monitoring and enforcing compliance with approved drawings and planning conditions

Inspecting, approving and certifying building works on-site

Tel: 22270

Infrastructure & Transport Directorate

The Infrastructure & Transport Directorate comprises of:

Property Division, responsible for �

Maintaining all operational properties for SHG

Leasing and sale of SHG land and buildings and administration of the properties held on lease

Carrying out site inspections and condition surveys

Administration of the Lands Disposal Policy

Providing valuation advice to SHG and the Bank of St Helena

Tel: 22270

Housing Section, responsible for �

The letting of Government Landlord Housing (GLH) and Chief Secretary Houses (CSH)

Managing the GLH tenancy agreements

Allocating houses to GLH tenants

Repairing SHG houses and managing upgrading and improvement works

Providing advice to the private sector on lettings

Managing the turnover of CSH between contracts

Tel: 22270

Roads Section (including Public Lighting and Rock Guards), responsible for �

Carrying out routine inspections of the SHG road network and Sea Front

Carrying out planned and reactive maintenance of road network infrastructure including road surface, adjacent walls, safety railings, road signs & markings, and bridges

Carrying out verge cleaning of identified roads within resource limits

Responding to out-of-hours call-outs to assess and repair damage to road infrastructure if deemed unsafe

Managing water which lands on the public road surface and surface water running in watercourses passing under the public road

Managing public lighting � the lights on Jacobs Ladder, and Christmas street lighting (with Connect Saint Helena Ltd)

Maintaining a list of public lighting faults

Arranging prioritised repairs on a monthly basis within resource limits

Conducting regular inspections of the rock fall protection infrastructure above Jamestown, the slope above the Museum Car Park, and the fence above the Shears in Rupert's

Conducting ad hoc inspection and clearing of any rock fall risk

Identifying new risks and providing monitoring and advice to SHG

Responding to rock fall incidents at any time

Tel: 23765

Government Garage, responsible for �

Management of the SHG vehicle fleet

Providing vehicles for SHG Directorates on a full cost recovery basis for the services provided

Providing a service to the public for the hire of plant and certain equipment where these services cannot be provided for by the private sector

Tel: 23208

A full contact list for all services will be issued shortly.

Source: St Helena Government

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