Structure of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Plan

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Plan contains two parts: 

  • the Wet Tropics Strategic Plan 2020-2030
  • the Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998 (as amended)

This structure is illustrated in the diagram below.

The Wet Tropics Strategic Plan 2020-2030 (The Strategic Plan) provides the policy framework to guide the Authority’s decision-making under the Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993 (Qld). The Strategic Plan provides the policy framework which will guide decisions made by the Authority over the next 10 years.  This includes the desired outcomes, policies, and prioritising management strategies and actions.

The Wet Tropics Management Plan 1998 is subordinate Queensland legislation and provides the legal framework for management of the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. It regulates development activities that have the potential to impact on its Outstanding Universal Value, including its values and integrity, and includes principles and criteria for deciding permit applications. 

As a complete document, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Plan is a new approach to World Heritage management, it embraces the opportunity to work with our partners and empower the community and Rainforest Aboriginal people to participate meaningfully in the management of the Area.


Wet Tropics Management Authority

Diagram – Wet Tropics Plan structure

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