Deeds of Agreement
Most standard tourism and research permits do not require a deed of agreement. Permits that contain a structure/facility, or are classified as medium to high risk, may require a two or three party deed of agreement. This deed binds the permit holder to certain obligations, such as:
- indemnifying the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- maintaining adequate insurance
- ensuring removal of structures and clean-up of the site of operations if directed
- the payment of a bond for structures other than vessel moorings.
What's in the deed?
If a Deed of Agreement is required, it can include provisions relating to:
- complying with and abiding by the conditions of your permit;
- the removal of works from the Marine Parks;
- indemnifying the GBRMPA and/or QPWS;
- maintaining a specified level of insurance;
- paying a bond for structures other than vessel moorings;
- the non-assignability of the deed (in that the permittee always remains responsible unless there is prior consent from the GBRMPA).
How long does the deed last?
The Deed lasts as long as your permit for the provisions about insurance and complying with your permit.
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