Wet Tropics Board and Committees

The views of Rainforest Aboriginal people, various sectors and communities, and scientists and researchers, are all essential for the effective governance of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Successful protection and management of the World Heritage Area is based on a partnership approach lead by the Wet Tropics Management Authority and its Board of Directors and one which considers these views.

Statutory committees

A strength of the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board is that it must consider scientific and community views when making decisions about the protection and conservation of the World Heritage Area. This acts as a catalyst for achieving long lasting changes that benefit management of the World Heritage Area.

The Scientific Advisory Committee and the Community Consultative Committee are statutory committees that meet at least twice a year to provide advice to the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board.

Community Consultative Committee

The Board is currently renewing membership of the Community Consultative Committee and are seeking nominations from individuals from various sectors or communities of interest who wish to be a member. Please find more information and nomination forms here.

Scientific Advisory Committee

The function of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to advise the Authority’s Board on scientific research that will contribute to the protection and conservation of the Area and scientific developments relevant to the protection or conservation of the Area. 

Valuable exchanges

The Board takes seriously its statutory duty to work with Rainforest Aboriginal people' and their local and regional organisations, and native title representative bodies.

 

 

 

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Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

Rugged rainforest hides forgotten plane crash site

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Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

Authority takes to the skies to eliminate yellow crazy ants

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Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

Authority prepares for aerial baiting of yellow crazy ants

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