The core function and focus of the Wet Tropics Management Authority is derived from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention. Article 5 of the Convention asks authorities to act and to ensure that effective and active measures are taken for the protection, conservation and presentation of the cultural and natural heritage. Article 5 of the Convention also aims to give the World Heritage Area ‘…a function in the life of the community’.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority Community Engagement Strategy 2011 - 2015 establishes our guiding principles based on this objective to give the World Heritage Area a role in the life of the community. It forms part of a comprehensive framework that assists the Wet Tropics Management Authority to work with the community to achieve agreed goals for the best possible management of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area (the ‘Area’). The Community Engagement Strategy was used to guide the development of more detailed community engagement plans and activities until 2015. The Authority is currently drafting the 2016-2020.
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