WTMP Review Form

Have your say!

Review of the Wet Tropics Management Plan
On-line submission form

These questions relate to the information provided in the Wet Tropics Plan review brochure.

Helpful hints:

  • Please provide your personal details – name and address are compulsory for a valid submission
  • Questions are arranged in groups under subject headings, similar to the 16 page brochure.
  • Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.
  • Please ensure that your comments on the questions below are no longer than 2000 characters.

Note: An * implies a required field that must be filled in.


Personal Details

Are you a Rainforest Aboriginal person?

Recognising Rainforest Aboriginal tradition

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

What are your views about the recognition of traditional Aboriginal land management practices in all zones?

Do you support the use of management roads for cultural heritage management?

What criteria should be in the guidelines for making decisions about Cooperative Management Agreements?

Do you have more suggestions about how the Plan can be improved to support Rainforest Aboriginal involvement in World Heritage management?

The Wet Tropics zoning system

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Do you agree with the increase in Zone A for conservation?

What are your views about defining Zone B as a 500m buffer around existing infrastructure?

Do you support the inclusion of some existing clearings in Zone C as potential sites for visitor infrastructure, or community services infrastructure?

Changes to Zone D visitor sites

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Can you suggest any additional sites that may require a Zone D for more developed visitor facilities?

What do you think about the proposal to remove the Zone D from the sites listed on the map?

Roads in the World Heritage area

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Do you agree with the proposals to change road classifications?

Are there any roads you think need to be opened or closed to motor vehicles within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area?

Do you agree that a permit should still be required for the presentation (restricted) roads listed in the brochure?

Are you happy with the criteria for use of motor vehicles on management roads?

Community services infrastructure

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Do you agree that all community services infrastructure should be assessed against the requirements of section 65?

Do you know of any future need for essential community services infrastructure within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area?

Activities allowed under permit

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Should the Plan regulate subdivision of a lot in the World Heritage Area?

Should the Plan regulate landing of motorised aircraft within the World Heritage Area or aircraft flying low over the Area?

If so, what criteria should be used to assess permit conditions for landing in or flying low over the Area?

Should the plan include provisions for self-assessable activities for low risk activities that would have minor and inconsequential impacts on World Heritage values?

Undesirable plants and animals

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Should the Plan regulate translocation and release of large predatory fish such as barramundi and sooty grunter into dams and waterways within the Area, outside their natural range?

Should residents be able to keep a dog or cat if their house is located in a rainforest?

Should people be allowed to walk a dog on a lead in certain designated areas where there are no feasible alternatives for the local community?

Should cattle grazing outside of rainforest be regulated under the Plan?

Do you agree with prohibiting animals such as deer, goats and pigs from being kept in the World Heritage Area?

Offsets

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Should the Plan require the Authority to mitigate and offset as part of its potential conditions for a permit?

Mining

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Should the Authority seek to ban mining in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area?

Managing the World Heritage Area into the future

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Do you have any further comments about the Plan can help to protect and conserve the World Heritage Area into the future?

Additional comments

Please provide comments to support your responses and help us improve the Plan.

Do you have any additional comments to make?

 

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