Board Report - Meeting 258

Board Report – Meeting 258

9 – 10 December 2019 – Canberra

Overview

The Marine Park Authority Board (MPA) convened on Monday 9 December 2019 and Tuesday 10 December 2019 in Canberra.  At MPA 258 Board members received a presentation from Mr Stephen Oxley in respect of the Great Barrier Reef in general and met with the Honourable Penelope Wensley AC, Chair of the Reef 2050 Advisory Committee over morning tea.  Members discussed the development of Corporate Planning performance measures as well as progress of implementing the recommendations from the Craik Governance review, noting enhancements to the Board charter.  Board members noted that an annual review was underway of the Reef Joint Field Management Program Five Year Business Strategy. Board members discussed the general projects and business of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority inclusive of the Reef Restoration policy and Zoning Plan Guidelines.

Corporate Planning Performance Measures

Decision MPA 258 (2019-258-04 on 10/12/2019): The Authority:

  • NOTED the progress on the development of performance measures against the timeline;
  • NOTED the results and performance measures for the Authority’s purpose / outcome statement without seeing the program areas results;
  • NOTED the draft results and performance measures for the four program areas and the Authority’s capability areas (as tabled at the meeting);
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the information.

Reef Joint Field Management Business Strategy

Decision MPA 258 (2019-258-06 on 10/12/2019): The Authority:

  • NOTES that the annual review of the Reef Joint Field Management Program Five Year Business Strategy is currently underway and the Draft Business Strategy 2020 to 2024 is provided for Board input;
  • NOTES that the strategic direction for the Reef Joint Field Management Program aligns with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Corporate Plan 2019-20;
  • NOTES the finalised Reef Joint Field Management Program Annual Report Summary 2018-19;
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the information.

Reef Restoration Policy

Decision MPA 258 (2019-258-07 on 10/12/2019): The Authority:

  • NOTED this update on developing a draft restoration and adaptation policy;
  • DISCUSSED and ENDORSED the content of the policy;
  • APPROVED the delegation for approval of any minor amendments to the current draft policy ahead of public consultation to the CEO;
  • APPROVED the release of the draft policy for public comment from February 2020 for a minimum of two months;
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

Board Governance

Decision MPA 258 (2019-258-11 on 09/12/2019): The Authority:

  • NOTED the progress of implementation of recommendations from the Craik Governance review;
  • NOTED the enhancements to the Board charter;
  • APPROVED the revised Charter, subject to the amendments requested above (with the Chairperson to approve);
  • APPROVED the publication of the Board charter on the Authority’s website (when completed).

Section 5.4 of the Zoning Plan Guidelines

Decision MPA 258 (2019-258-12 on 10/12/2019): The Authority:

  • NOTED the Section 5.4 of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan 2003 (Cth) guidelines have been approved by the Chief Executive Officer and will be published on the external facing e-Library (consistent with the Information Publication Scheme);
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to the publication of the information.

Members of the Authority