(GBRMPA)
Environment and Energy
Under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority) is responsible for managing one of the world's premier natural resources: - the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Authority is governed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Board, which comprises a part-time Chairperson, the CEO, and five other part-time members. The Board has responsibility for carrying out the Authority’s functions consistent with the main object of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975 - to ‘provide for the long term protection and conservation of the environment, biodiversity and heritage values of the Great Barrier Reef Region’. The Authority's primary outcome is to ensure the long-term protection, ecologically sustainable use, understanding and enjoyment of the Great Barrier Reef for all Australians and the international community through the care and development of the Marine Park. This outcome is supported by four main program areas - Providing expert knowledge to influence and advise decision makers on managing, reducing or avoiding significant threats to the Reef; Planning, regulating and ensuring compliance; Educating and fostering stewardship to enhance protection of the Reef; Enhancing Reef resilience through continuous improvement and new initiatives across all aspects of management.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    A. Non Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification

    GGS

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • Materiality

    Small

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported

    Recreation and Culture

  • PS Act Body

    Yes - Statutory Agency

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    20 June 1975

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 1379, Townsville Qld 4810

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