Successful protection and management of the World Heritage Area is based on a partnership approach lead by the Wet Tropics Management Authority and its Board of Directors and one which considers these views.
A strength of the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board is that it must consider scientific and community views when making decisions about the protection and conservation of the World Heritage Area. This acts as a catalyst for achieving long lasting changes that benefit management of the World Heritage Area.
The Scientific Advisory Committee and the Community Consultative Committee are statutory committees that meet at least twice a year to provide advice to the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board.
The Board is currently renewing membership of the Community Consultative Committee and are seeking nominations from individuals from various sectors or communities of interest who wish to be a member. Please find more information and nomination forms here.
The function of the Scientific Advisory Committee is to advise the Authority’s Board on scientific research that will contribute to the protection and conservation of the Area and scientific developments relevant to the protection or conservation of the Area.
The Board takes seriously its statutory duty to work with Rainforest Aboriginal people' and their local and regional organisations, and native title representative bodies.