Memoranda of understanding policy
From time to time, the NPWS enters into memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with other organisations. These MoUs are voluntary and non-legally binding documents to help focus efforts to achieve agreed outcomes through effective partnerships.
This policy aims to:
- define what circumstances are suitable for the NPWS to enter into an MoU and detail the administrative process involved
- ensure that such agreements are used appropriately so that they assist in achieving conservation objectives.
Key elements of the policy
The NPWS will not be a partner in any MoU where:
- the NPWS is the consent authority
- the matter conflicts with legislation, regulations, plans or policies of the NPWS
- the MoU is of a commercial nature
- the MoU would be unethical
- the MoU affects another party who is not a signatory to the MoU.
- an MoU must remain current, relevant and appropriate.
- the NPWS will maintain a central register of all memoranda of understanding to which it is a signatory.
This page only gives a summary of the policy. For detailed information please download the full policy below, together with related documents. The policy includes contacts and a list of relevant legislation.
Page last updated: 23 January 2012