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Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area

Image Copyright: Nicholas Hill, Queensland Government.

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia is a serial, cross-jurisdictional property comprising the major remaining areas of rainforest in south east Queensland and north east New South Wales. It currently includes parts of 41 protected areas located largely on the Great Dividing Range and eastern escarpment, extending from Main Range National Park in south east Queensland to Barrington Tops National Park in New South Wales.

Advisory Committees

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area has two advisory committees. The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC) were established in 2002 to provide community, technical and scientific input into the management of the property. The advisory committees provide advice to the Ministers and managing agencies to assist in meeting obligations under the World Heritage Convention and the Federal Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. These obligations include identifying, protecting, conserving, presenting and transmitting to future generations the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC)

The CAC comprises an independent chair and the chair of the TSAC. In addition, the CAC has 10 members representing Traditional Owners, local authorities, community interest groups or relevant areas of expertise. This committee includes five representatives from Queensland, and five representatives holding stakeholder interests for New South Wales (the five New South Wales representatives are nominated through the Regional Advisory Committees of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and are not included in the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) expression of interest processes for chair and member positions).

 Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Community Advisory Committee

Title

First name

Last name

Position

Field/expertise

Dr

Mahri

Koch

Chair

Independent Chair

Mr

Peter

Ogilvie

Member

Conservation

Mr

Paul

Donatiu

Member

Recreation

Ms

Carmel

Peacock

Member

Local Government

Vacant

 

 

 

Aboriginal

Mr

Innes

Larkin

Member

Commercial Tourism

Mr

Terry

Evans

Member

Conservation /NPWS Lower North Coast Regional Advisory Committee

Ms

Jan

Olley

Member

Recreation/ NPWS Northern Rivers Regional Advisory Committee

Mr

Rod

McKelvey

Member

Local Government / NPWS North Coast Regional Advisory Committee

Mr

Terry

Tibbett

Member

Aboriginal / NPWS North Coast Regional Advisory Committee

Mr

Bryan

Johnston

Member

Commercial Tourism / NPWS Northern Tablelands Regional Advisory Committee

Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC)

The TSAC committee comprises an independent chair and the chair of the CAC, and eight members representing an area of expertise or scientific discipline relevant to the property’s World Heritage values.

 Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee

Title

First name

Last name

Position

Field/expertise

Professor

Nick

Reid

Chair

Independent Chair

Dr

Aila

Keto

Member

World Heritage assessment and ecological restoration

Professor

Michael

Mahony

Member

Threatened species management and conservation biology

Dr

William

McDonald

Member

Biogeography, ecology and plant identification

Dr

Ross

Peacock

Member

Fire ecology and citizen science

Professor

Stephen

Gale

Member

Geomorphology

Dr

Liz

Gould

Member

Community engagement in natural resource management

Dr

Melinda

Laidlaw

Member

Plant community ecology

Professor

Betty

Weiler

Member

Visitor management, interpretation and sustainable tourism

For further information email world.heritage@ehp.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated
6 November 2017