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World Heritage advisory committees:

  • provide advice to the Commonwealth and State Environment Ministers on the protection, conservation and management of the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage area
  • represent the view point of the local and broader community and circulate information on key matters relevant the World Heritage area
  • develop and provide input into initiatives and opportunities for the promotion and presentation of the Outstanding Universal Value to the local, national and international communities
  • contribute to enhancing the stewardship and community connection to the World Heritage area
  • nominate World Heritage advisory committee members to represent the committee on the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and the Australian World Heritage Indigenous Network.

Committee members 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 Committee and members are required to follow relevant State Government policies and codes of conduct that apply to such committees.