Our Living Islands

Our Living Islands is a 10-year national policy for these off-shore islands, and was published in June 2023.

The aim of this policy is to ensure that sustainable, vibrant communities can continue to live – and thrive – on the offshore islands for many years to come. 

Related to that aim is our ambition that visitors to the islands can continue to experience and appreciate the unique culture, heritage and environmental richness that the islands have to offer.

This whole-of-Government policy has been developed following an extensive consultation process with the island communities and other stakeholders.


To read the full policy document click here