Queensland Gondwana World Heritage Advisory Committee

The Queensland Gondwana World Heritage Advisory Committee (the Committee) provides advice to management agencies and State and Australian Government ministers responsible for World Heritage on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations, of Gondwana’s cultural and natural heritage.

Committee advice may include the review and implementation of plans and strategies, partnership and research opportunities and on-ground management activities.

Committee members are appointed by the Queensland Minister responsible for World Heritage and the Chair is jointly appointed by the Queensland and Australian Government ministers responsible for World Heritage.

The Chair may be asked to represent the Committee on the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee, which provides advice to the Australian and State/Territory ministers on issues affecting Australia’s World Heritage properties.

The work of the Committee is influenced by the World Heritage Convention, which recognises the way in which people interact with nature, and the fundamental need to preserve the balance between the two.

Committee membership

The Committee members provide advice on the management and protection of the Gondwana World Heritage Area (Qld Section).

Committee membership is for a term of three years and comprises First Nations, scientific and community interests and expertise relevant to the property.

Committee membership includes 17 representatives:

  • The Chair is independent with no current direct financial or vested political interest in the way in which Gondwana World Heritage Area is managed (they may be a member of one of the groups below).
  • Two Yugambeh People
  • Two Yuggera Ugarapul Peoples
  • Two Githabul People
  • Up to five members (who may also be First Nations people) with community interest/expertise, including representatives of the following sectors:
    • tourism
    • recreation
    • residential
    • conservation
    • natural resource management
    • local government
  • Up to five members (who may also be First Nations people) with scientific expertise for example in relation to:
    • botany
    • zoology
    • general ecology
    • geomorphology
    • cultural heritage/archaeology/anthropology
    • stewardship and governance of social-ecological systems
    • sustainable tourism/visitor management
    • protected area management/biosecurity
    • implementation of the operational guidelines
    • social science
    • climate/climate change.

Find out more by reading the Committee’s Terms of Reference (PDF, 388.2KB) .

Further information

For further questions email world.heritage@des.qld.gov.au