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 December 2021

Members Member affiliation
Dr Regina Flugge Chairperson
Ms Rachel Cooyou Traditional Owner/Indigenous Heritage
Mrs Hazel Walgar                   Traditional Owner/Indigenous Heritage
Ms Jacqueline Hine                 Community Interests
Dr George Kailis                      Community Interests
Mr James Florisson                 Community Interests
Prof William Humphreys        Scientific / Technical
Ms Vicki Long                          Scientific / Technical
Dr Russ Babcock                     Scientific / Technical
Vacant Community Interests
Vacant Community Interests

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 February 2022

Members Member category
Phillip Scott Chairperson
Anthony Bellottie Indigenous
Janine Guenther Local Community
Laura Gray Broader Community
Dr David Newsome Science/Technical
Professor Dianne Walker Science Technical
Vacant Local Community
Vacant Broader Community
Vacant Science/Technical
Vacant Local Community
Vacant 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:  therese.morris@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 March 2022.

Members Member category
Glen Chidlow Chair
Peter Backshall Tourism
Vincent Edwards Jaru (Indigenous)
Boonie Edwards Jaru (Indigenous)
Eldride Edwards Jaru (Indigenous)
Paul Butters Gidja (Indigenous)
Sarah Legge Science
Jose Drill Gidja (Indigenous)
Cherylene Nocketta Gidja (Indigenous)
Vacant 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: kununurra@dbca.wa.gov.au

 

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