Board Report - Meeting 249

13 March 2018 – Airlie Beach

Overview

The Marine Park Authority Board (MPA) convened on Tuesday 13 March 2018. Members discussed the Reconciliation Action Plan; Coastal Ecosystems Position Statement; the establishment of new Reef Advisory Committees and received a presentation from the Chair of the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Decision MPA 249 (2018-249-09 on 13/03/2018): The Authority:

  • Endorsed the proposed statement of support from the Board included in the draft of the Authority’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan with minor amendments.
  • Endorsed the intent of the Authority’s Reflect Reconciliation Plan prior to lodgement with Reconciliation Australia for final ratification.

Coastal Ecosystems Position Statement

Decision MPA 249 (2018-249-10 on 13/03/2018): The Authority:

  • Approved the final Coastal Ecosystems Position Statement for release, subject to final proofreading
  • Noted the key themes emerging from public submissions and the Authority’s changes to the Position Statement in responding to the public consultation.
  • Noted the decision will be published in accordance with the Information Publication Scheme.

Establishment of new Reef Advisory Committees

Decision MPA 249 (2018-249-12 on 13/03/2018): The Authority:

  • Agreed to delay the establishment of new RACs until the new Chairperson, CEO and the Board Members are in place.
  • Approved extension of the existing Tourism Reef Advisory Committee and Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee through to 30 June 2019 to facilitate this.
  • Noted the RAC Charter of Operations and Terms of Reference will be reviewed as part of establishing new RACs.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Reef Advisory Committees - Presentation from the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee Chair

Decision MPA 249 (2018-249-13 on 13/03/2018): The Authority:

  • Noted the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee Chair, Ms Glenys Schuntner, provided an update on issues considered and advice provided by the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee to the Authority.

Members of the Authority