[last updated 30/04/19]
The Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998 (the Management Plan) provides the legal framework for management of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area.
The Management Plan is required under Queensland’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 and only applies to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It aids in protecting the Outstanding Universal Value for which the Area was originally listed when World Heritage status was declared in 1988. This includes the unique ecological, biological, evolutionary and scenic landscape attributes.
The Management Plan regulates activities that have the potential to impact on values of the Area, and includes principles and criteria for deciding permit applications.
In response to feedback received through the Management Plan phase 1 consultation (May 2017 – January 2018), the Authority has drafted a range of amendments to the existing regulation.
We have provided the following documents to assist you in making a submission:
The current Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998
Wet Tropics (Review) Amendment Management Plan 2019—Consultation Draft (the Proposed Amendments; PDF, 523KB)
Proposed amendment zoning maps (interactive)