The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council
The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council was established in 1979 to coordinate Commonwealth and Queensland Government policy for the management of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council comprises two Ministers from each of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments with responsibility for marine parks, science, tourism and/or the environment, and is chaired by the Commonwealth Minister for the Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council meets to discuss the broad strategic issues involved with managing the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and World Heritage Area.
Arrangements for the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council are specified in the 2009 Great Barrier Reef Intergovernmental Agreement.
The Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council Secretariat can be contacted as follows:
Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council Secretariat
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Telephone: 02 6274 2525
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(1300 264 625)
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