A combined advisory committee for the Shark Bay World Heritage Property was formed in 2012 following the amalgamation of the previous Shark Bay World Heritage Area Community Consultative Committee (CCC) and Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) which were established in 1997 by agreement between the Commonwealth and Western Australia Governments.

Members of the committee are appointed in their own right and not as representatives of particular organisations. They are appointed by the State Government Minister for the Environment following endorsement by State Cabinet. The Commonwealth Minister for the Environment validates the recommended appointee to the position of Chairperson.

Committee members have knowledge and/or background in areas such as tourism, local government, indigenous matters, park management and/or qualifications relevant to the protection and conservation of the World Heritage area.

The role of the SBWHAC is to:

  • provide advice to the Commonwealth and State Environment Ministers on the protection, conservation and management of the values of the World Heritage area
  • develop and provide input into initiatives and opportunities for the promotion and presentation of the World Heritage area values to the local, national and international communities
  • contribute to enhancing the stewardship and connection of the community to the World Heritage area
  • nominate members from the SBWHAC to represent the Committee on the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and the Australian World Heritage Indigenous Network.

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee members as at January 2017

Local Community

Committee members
MembersMember category
Thomas DAY Chairperson
Professor Diana WALKER Science Technical
Robert MORGAN Local Community
Peter GREEN Broader Community
Therese MORRIS< Science/Technical
Keith CAPEWELL Indigenous
Paul ANDERSON Local Community
Geoffrey WARDLE Broader Community
Phillip SCOTT Science/Technical
Vacant Local Community
Vacant Indigenous


Committee Meeting Communiqué’s

Further information

For more information on the Shark Bay World Heritage Area please visit http://www.sharkbay.org.au/world-heritage/wha_managing.aspx. Check this information: there isn't any additional information about the World Heritage Area on this site.

Contact us

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Chairperson
c/- Department of Parks and Wildlife, Shark Bay Office
61-63 Knight Terrace, Denham, Western Australia 6537

Phone: (08) 9948 2210

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