Action 5.3: Support negotiations of cooperative management agreements

The issue to be addressed

Cooperative management agreements (CMAs) may allow activities that would otherwise not be allowed, provided the party to the agreement agrees to contribute in some way to achieving the primary goal, to provide for the implementation of Australia’s obligation under the World Heritage Convention to protect, conserve, present, rehabilitate and transmit to future generations the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area.

Action we will take

The Authority will:

  • develop broader awareness of the opportunities available through CMAs (e.g sustainable ecotourism activities and associated infrastructure)
  • work collaboratively with Wet Tropics stakeholders to simplify and streamline the process of developing CMAs
  • assist Rainforest Aboriginal People to realise native title rights and other aspirations such as deriving economic benefits from country.

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