Australian Heritage Week

This years Australian Heritage Week holds special significance for the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area as we celebrate 25 years since the site was placed on the World Heritage list.

Australian Heritage Week is an annual celebration of Australia’s unique natural and cultural heritage and will be held from Saturday 13 April to Sunday 21 April this year.

 As part of its 25 years of World Heritage celebrations, and Australian Heritage Week , the Wet Tropics Management Authority is holding a series of community forums throughout the region.

 Kicking off with Malanda on Saturday 20 April, Ingham on 4 May and the final at Port Douglas on 11 May, the forums are a great opportunity for the Wet Tropics community to learn more about our Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, discuss any issues in regards to management of the World Heritage Area and provide feedback to the Wet Tropics Management Authority on a wide range of topics.

Wet Tropics executive director Andrew Maclean said the forums are an opportunity for the community to have their say and get involved in management of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

 “We want members of the community to be passionate about their World Heritage Area. We want to know how we can collaborate with the community and work together to preserve this treasure for future generations. We want to hear what the community has to say about the current state of the Area and any issues or aspirations they may have for its management now and over the next 25 years,” Mr Maclean said.

 “Information collected at these forums will be used to guide future management decisions so we urge residents to attend the forums and share their ideas. It’s your chance to make a difference.” Mr Maclean added.

 The first community forum will be held in Malanda on Saturday 20 April at the Malanda Showgrounds commencing at 10.30am. Participants will be workshopping ideas and issues under the guidance of a workshop facilitator. Morning tea and lunch is provided.

 RSVP to Lana Lopatich at Wet Tropics on 4052 0533 or lana.lopatich@wtma.qld.gov.auVisit www.wettropics.gov.au for more information on the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

For interviews and comments contact:

Mr Andrew Maclean, Executive Director, Wet Tropics Management Authority on 40520 555 or mobile 0417 052 495.

Australian Heritage Week

Community Forums

25th Anniversary

Australian Heritage Week

Published: 12th Apr 2013

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