World Heritage advisory committees:

  • provide advice to the Commonwealth and State Environment Ministers on the protection, conservation and management of the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage area
  • represent the view point of the local and broader community and circulate information on key matters relevant the World Heritage area
  • develop and provide input into initiatives and opportunities for the promotion and presentation of the Outstanding Universal Value to the local, national and international communities
  • contribute to enhancing the stewardship and community connection to the World Heritage area
  • nominate World Heritage advisory committee members to represent the committee on the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee and the Australian World Heritage Indigenous Network.

Committee members are appointed in their own right and not as representatives of particular organisations. They are appointed by the State Government Minister for the Environment following endorsement by State Cabinet. The Commonwealth Minister for the Environment validates the recommended appointee to the position of Chairperson.

Committee members have knowledge and/or background in areas such as tourism, local government, indigenous matters, park management and/or qualifications relevant to the protection and conservation of the World Heritage area. 

The Committee and members are required to follow relevant State Government policies and codes of conduct that apply to such committees.

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee

The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee was established in 2013 by agreement between the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments.  

Ningaloo World Heritage Advisory Committee members as at October 2019

Members Member affiliation
Dr Regina Flugge Chair/broader community interests
Jacqueline Hine Local community interests (northern Ningaloo Coast)
Prof William Humphreys Scientific/research (terrestrial)
Frazer MacGregor Business/commercial interests
Dr Russ Babcock Scientific/research (marine)
Jeni Gates Recreational user interests
Nerreda Hillier Tourism interests
Kane Simpson Local community interests (southern Ningaloo Coast)
Vicki Long Conservation interests
Brenda Parfitt Indigenous heritage
Hazel Walgar Indigenous heritage

Committee meeting communiqués

Committee meeting communiqués can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Chairperson 
c/- Department of  Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, Exmouth Office
PO Box 201, Exmouth, Western Australia 6070

Phone: (08) 9947 8000

Email: Tegan.Gourlay@dbca.wa.gov.au 

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee

A combined advisory committee for the Shark Bay World Heritage Property was formed in 2012 following the amalgamation of the previous Shark Bay World Heritage Area Community Consultative Committee and Scientific Advisory Committee which were established in 1997 by agreement between the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments.

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee members as at January 2019

Members Member category
Thomas Day Chairperson
Professor Diana Walker Science Technical
Geoffrey Wardle Local Community
Grant Donald Broader Community
Dr Libby Mattiske Science/Technical
Brendon Bellottie Indigenous
Elisabeth McLellan Local Community
Laura Gray Broader Community
Phillip Scott Science/Technical
Juliane Bush Local Community
Carissa Bellottie Indigenous

Committee meeting communiqués

Committee meeting communiqués can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Contact us

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Chairperson
c/- Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service, Shark Bay Office
61-63 Knight Terrace, Denham, Western Australia 6537

Phone: (08) 9948 2210

Email: Cheryl.Cowell@dbca.wa.gov.au

Purnululu World Heritage Area Advisory Committee

On 8 December 2014, Cabinet approved the establishment and appointment of the Purnululu World Heritage Area Advisory Committee.

Purnululu World Heritage Area Advisory Committee members as at October 2019

Members Member category
Chris Done Chair
Glen Chidlow Tourism
Vincent Edwards Jaru (Indigenous)
Virginia O'Neil Jaru (Indigenous)
Tanba Banks Jaru (Indigenous)
Paul Butters Gidja (Indigenous)
Sarah Legge Science
Jose Drill Gidja (Indigenous)
Cherylene Nocketta Gidja (Indigenous)
Matthew Hobson Halls Creek Shire

Contact us

Purnululu World Heritage Area Advisory Committee
The Chairperson 
c/- Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service,  Kununurra Office
PO Box 942, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743

Phone: (08)  9168 4200

Email: bill.dempsey@dbca.wa.gov.au

Page reviewed 29 Oct 2019