First established in 1999, Reef Advisory Committees comprise a cross-section of stakeholder interests with expertise and experience in relevant areas. The Reef Advisory Committees’ purpose is to provide objective advice, insights and recommendations on: legislative, policy, and guideline review and development, directly related to the management of the Marine Park; strategic plans and programs that give effect to the objects of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975; actions that can be taken to address risks to the Marine Park identified in the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report (released by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority every five-years); emerging or unfamiliar issues occurring within the Marine Park and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Reef Advisory Committees are not decision making bodies. Advice and recommendations provided to the Marine Park Authority Board are non-binding. The Board of the Marine Park Authority appoints members of the Reef Advisory Committees for a term of three years, and members are eligible for reappointment. Each advisory committee meets two to three times a year. Meetings are generally held in Townsville, North Queensland. Only the Chair position is paid according to Remuneration Tribunal guidelines for appointments. The previous term concluded on 30 June 2019; a new term is yet to be established.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Principal Body / Management Board / Senior Executive Officer
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
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