Nature conservation

Parks, reserves and protected areas

Advisory Committees for the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

New England National Park, one of the parks in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area

The World Heritage advisory committees provide advice to managing agencies and state and Australian Government ministers to assist protecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area (Gondwana Rainforests).

As the Gondwana Rainforests includes reserves in both NSW and Queensland, members of the Gondwana Rainforests advisory committees are appointed by both the NSW and Queensland environment ministers. Chairs of the advisory committees are jointly appointed by the environment ministers for the NSW, Queensland and Australian governments.

There are two advisory committees for the Gondwana Rainforests, the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TSAC).

Community Advisory Committee

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) has an independent Chair and 10 members, with each member representing an area of interest or expertise.

Five members represent stakeholder interests within the Queensland portion of Gondwana Rainforests and are selected through an expression of interest process.

Five members representing stakeholder interests within the New South Wales portion of Gondwana are nominated through the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Advisory Committees. The Chair of TSAC is also a member of CAC.

Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee

The Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee (TaSAC) has an independent Chair plus eight members representing an area of technical or scientific expertise. The Chair of CAC is also a member of TSAC.

Members and chairs of both committees are appointed for a term of three years.

Contact

Executive Officer of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area: gondwana@environment.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 04 July 2016