Tourism and Recreation Reef Advisory Committee
Terms of Reference
The Tourism and Recreation Reef Advisory Committee (TRRAC) has the following Terms of Reference:
- To provide advice to the Authority on matters relating to:
- The implementation of the key findings of the Outlook Report 2009.
- Ensuring that tourism and recreation use in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is ecologically sustainable and contributes to Reef resilience.
- The strengthening of partnerships with the tourism industry and recreation sector, communities and government.
- The development and implementation of policy (including priorities for policy development).
- Priorities for research and monitoring to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem and the industries that rely on that ecosystem by ensuring ecologically sustainable use of marine resources.
- The development and implementation of plans including strategic plans, plans of management, zoning plans and recovery plans.
- The development and implementation of strategies to encourage ecologically sustainable tourism and recreation use of the Marine Park and to communicate management arrangements appropriately.
- To assist the Authority to consider community issues and facilitate engagement.
- Interact with other Reef Advisory Committees on matters of joint interest towards achieving the GBRMPA’s Corporate objectives.
- As necessary for the purposes of carrying out the function of providing advice, to undertake specific tasks/projects such as participating in workshops or other means to progress specific issues or projects.
- To make available, for broad distribution, information about and a record of the TRRAC’s activities and outcomes.
Who’s on the Committee
The TRRAC is a competency-based committee with members providing a cross-section of stakeholder expertise and interests in areas relevant to tourism and recreation use of the Great Barrier Reef. There is an independent Chairman. The Committee is appointed for a three-year period. The Committee is supported by the GBRMPA's General Manager, Marine Park Management and Director, Tourism and Recreation (and any other relevant Director), who attend each meeting.
||Organisation and/or Field of Expertise
|BAKER, Tony Mr
||Marine tourism operations and pontoons
|BARTLETT, Mike Mr
||Cruise ship industry
|CHARTERS, Anthony Mr
||Ecotourism and tourism in protected areas
|COX, Helen Ms
||Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism – national tourism policy
|FRAWLEY, Peter Mr
||Independent Chairman – trade and senior management
|GERLACH, Virginia Ms
||Marine Park recreation
|GRANT, Chrissy Mrs||Eastern Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owner (Observer – not yet appointed)
|GREENTREE, Anne Ms
||Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing – tourism management in the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park
|GSCHWIND, Daniel Mr
||Business acumen and economics
|HUTCHEN, David Mr
||Marine tourism history
|JEWELL, Catherine Ms||Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities – national protected area management, tourism in protected areas and heritage values (Observer – not yet appointed)
|KIRKPATRICK, Wayne Mr
|LEAVER, Bruce Mr
||National protected area management, tourism in protected areas and heritage values
|LYNNE, Judy Mrs
||Sunfish Queensland – recreational fishing
|McCARTHY, Daniel Mr
||Game fishing operations
|McKENZIE, Colin Mr
||Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators – marine tourism industry; and recreational diving
|MORGANS, David Mr
||Tourism Queensland – regional tourism development
|PELT, Adrian Mr
|SWEENEY, Alan Mr
||Aircraft operations and tourism marketing
|HEAD, Damien Mr||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service - Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sports and Racing (Observer)
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