[last updated 30/04/19]
The Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998 (the Management Plan) protects the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area with a zoning and permit scheme, regulating activities with the potential to affect World Heritage values.
A review of the Management Plan is an opportunity for the Wet Tropics Management Authority to seek the community’s views and to update the Management Plan to ensure it reflects current land management practices.
Reviews are required by law every 10 years. During the review, the current Management Plan remains in force.
While the Management Plan is a regulatory instrument that the Authority uses to manage and protect the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, in practice the Authority collaborates with many partners to achieve this—that’s why we are seeking your feedback in this second round of public consultations.
The review involves two rounds of public consultation—the first concluded in 2018. Comprehensive feedback from a broad range of submissions was reviewed and incorporated into a consultation summary (PDF, 1.5MB).
The key outcomes from phase 1 consultation are outlined in the Wet Tropics Management Plan review phase 2 brochure (PDF, 6MB). This brochure summarises the key items we received feedback on, as well as our proposed responses.