The Karst Management Advisory Committee is constituted under Section 29 of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 to advise the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council on the conservation and management of NSW karst environments.
The function of the committee is to advise the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council on the conservation and management of karst environments on lands reserved under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, including the development, implementation and review of policies to achieve the objects of the Act, protection of karst environments, priorities for research and opportunities to secure funding. The committee also provides advice on sustainable visitor and tourist use, sustainable use of any buildings or structures, and assisting, supporting and promoting government initiatives in relation to karst conservation.
The committee also advises regional advisory committees on plans of management for lands that contain a significant karst environment.
The committee comprises the Secretary of the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (or delegate) and up to 9 members appointed by the Minister, as listed in Schedule 4 of the Act.