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Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee

The Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to the Minister for the Environment and the Environment Protection Heritage Council on matters relating to:

(a) the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Property from the view point of the community;

(b) research priorities which contribute to the protection and conservation of the Property and understanding of its natural history;

(c) new information or developments relevant to protection, conservation or presentation of the Property;

(d) the scientific basis of management principles and practices;

(e) legislative processes for environmental assessment; and

(f) maintenance of outstanding universal values and integrity of the Property.

The committee also has input into the drafting and review of management plans. Learn more about management plans here.

Members of the committee are:

Name                                Expertise/ Interests

Andrew Hill (Chair)          Environmental Consultant instrumental in the nomination and listing of Shark Bay for World Heritage status and
                                           in preparing past management plans for the area

Professor Diana Walker    Scientist, botany and seagrass

Dr Sue Graham-Taylor        Conservationist and historian

Peter Green                        Representing the broader community

Ben Belliottie                       Indigenous representative also representing fishing industry

Darren Capewell                 Indigenous representative also representing tourism

Therese Morris                   Science representative, environmental science and geology

Harvey Raven                    Shark Bay tourism representative

Brian Wake                        Shark Bay pastoral, local government and tourism representative

Robert Morgan                  Shark Bay tourism representative

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