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    Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs

    Board of Trustees of Newstead House
    Establish to govern, manage and control Newstead House.
    Board of Wet Tropics Management Authority
    The Wet Tropics Management Authority (the Authority) was established to ensure Australia’s obligation to the World Heritage Convention is met in relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Authority administers the Wet Tropics legislation and sets policies and procedures which govern activities and land use within the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. The Authority’s mission is to lead, inspire, advise and support the Australian and global community to protect and share the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in perpetuity.
    Cape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee
    Advise the Minister responsible for the Nature Conservation Act 1992, about matters relating to protected areas in the Cape York Peninsula including, Indigenous employment opportunities, Management plans and Resources for management.
    Gondwana Rainforests of Australia Community Advisory Committee
    The Gondwana Rainforests Community Advisory Committee provides advice on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Gondwana Rainforests from the viewpoint of the community.
    Gondwana Rainforests Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee
    The Gondwana Rainforests Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee provide advice on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation and presentation of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the Gondwana Rainforests.
    K'gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Advisory Committee
    The K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Advisory Committee (KWHAC) provides advice to the Australian and Queensland government ministers responsible for World Heritage matters and assist in meeting obligations under the World Heritage Convention and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. These obligations include identifying, protecting, conserving, presenting and transmitting to future generations the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property.
    Koala Advisory Council
    The Koala Advisory Council was appointed to support the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy. This Strategy will detail how the recommendations of the Koala Expert Panel will be resourced and implemented. The Koala Advisory Council will also fulfil a coordination role by providing communication and collaboration pathways with their stakeholder groups and representing stakeholder interests about the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy and provide advice on and monitor its progress.
    Land Restoration Fund Investment Panel
    The Land Restoration Fund will invest $500 million in developing and supporting a strong, diverse and impactful carbon farming industry in Queensland including direct investment in commercial contracts for Queensland-based land-sector carbon farming projects that deliver environmental, social and economic co-benefits along with Australian Carbon Credit Units at the direction of this Panel.
    Queensland Climate Advisory Council
    Queensland Climate Advisory Council (QCAC) will provide the Queensland Government high-level, strategic advice on climate change action and policy.
    Queensland Heritage Council
    To provide strategic advice to the Minister on matters relating to Queensland's cultural heritage including for example, the measures necessary to conserve Queensland's cultural heritage; and to provide information to the community to encourage interest in, an understanding of, Queensland's cultural heritage; to advise entities about conserving Queensland's cultural heritage, including, for example, government entities and community organisations; to encourage the appropriate management of places of cultural heritage significance; and to perform other functions given to the council by the Minister. Its primary functions include entering places in and removing places from the Heritage Register, and advising the responsible Minister on applications for development of registered places owned by the State.
    Queensland Species Technical Committee
    The Queensland Species Technical Committee provides the Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs and the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Science with recommendations and advice on scientific issues concerned with the listing/delisting of species under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006.
    Rehabilitation Commissioner
    The Rehabilitation Commissioner has the following functions under the Environmental Protection Act 1994: (a) providing advice to the Minister on rehabilitation and management practices, outcomes and policies; and public interest evaluation processes and performance; (b) developing technical and evidence-based reports on complex aspects related to the rehabilitation of land or best practice managenent of non-use management areas: (c) if asked by the chief executive and the rehabilitation commissioner considers it appropriate - providing guidance on the interpretation of advice or reports prepared under paragraph (a) or (b); (d) monitoring, and providing reports to the Minister on, rehabilitation performance and trends; (e) consulting on, and raising awareness of, rehabilitation and management matters; (f) chairing workshops and forums about technical, scientific or engagement matters; and (g) the other functions given to the rehabilitation commissioner under this Act.
    Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee
    The Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to the Australian and Queensland government ministers responsible for World Heritage matters and assist in meeting obligations under the World Heritage Convention and the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. These obligations include identifying, protecting, conserving, presenting and transmitting to future generations the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage property.
    Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project Advisory Committee
    Preparation of EIA and the tender processes, preparation of plan of management, management and implementation of works and issues of relevance to the local community.

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    18 May, 2016

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