The World Heritage Convention is the primary influencer of the work of the Authority. The Convention calls for the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and transmission to future generations of World Heritage properties such as the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. The Convention also calls for World Heritage to have a function in the life of the community. The Authority’s responsibility is to focus its attention and resources to achieve the objectives of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area.
The Wet Tropics Strategic Plan 2020-2030 (the Strategic Plan) sets out the strategies that the Wet Tropics Management Authority will implement to continue to meet its obligations to protect and present the World Heritage values of the Area. The Strategic Plan outlines the 10-year outcomes that the Authority will deliver and outlines the actions that will achieve this. The performance of the Authority will be measured against the Plan and the key performance indicators will be regularly monitored. Though the Plan is a ten-year plan, the actions and strategies will be reviewed after five years to ensure delivery and relevance.