Privacy notice for special tourism permits
How is your information used by the GBRMPA?
The information provided by you will be used by the GBRMPA to assess your application and to make decisions about whether to grant a special tourism permission for activities in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The GBRMPA may also use the information you provide to notify you of any subsequent matters affecting any permission granted to you, including any changes to your permission, information about management arrangements for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (the Marine Park), and information about relevant policies implemented by the GBRMPA.
Who do we give it to?
This is a joint Marine Park application form which may be used by both the GBRMPA and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to assess your application for a Special Tourism Permission. A copy of this form will be given to QPWS.
In some circumstances, we may also disclose your application information to other state government agencies which have responsibility for managing activities associated with your Special Tourism permission application. For example, if you propose to conduct charter fishing operations then we may disclose some of the information you provide to the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. If you seek to apply for a permission to construct or develop a mooring, we may provide your application details to Maritime Safety Queensland.
To properly assess your application, the GBRMPA will also need to share this information with members of its Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel comprises suitably qualified people from the GBRMPA, QPWS and other people with relevant expertise from the broader community, and its role is to advise the GBRMPA and QPWS on the merits of the applications.
If the GBRMPA considers that the granting of a permission may restrict the reasonable use by the public of a part of the Marine Park, then it may also require you to publish an advertisement containing any information about your application that the GBRMPA reasonably requires.
If you are granted a special tourism permission, a copy of the permit document and other details about your application, such as your name and address, will be published on the Internet.
The GBRMPA will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any other third party without your consent, unless it is required or authorised to do so by law.
For more information on privacy and the Privacy Act, see the Privacy Commissioner's website at www.privacy.gov.au.
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