Board Report - Meeting 262

Board Report – Meeting 262

25 August 2020 – Zoom Virtual Meeting

Overview

The Board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority) held its 262nd Board meeting virtually on Tuesday, 25 August 2020. In response to COVID-19, the Board decided to continue with virtual meetings for the remainder of 2020.  At MPA 262 Board members completed their annual assessment of the Chief Executive Officer’s Performance for the financial year 2019-2020 and will provide their assessment to the Minister.  Board members took the opportunity to discuss the formation of the Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee, and noted the importance of the Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreement Program. The Board was updated on the public consultation of the draft Great Barrier Reef Intervention Policy, and discussed and approved both the 2020–21 Corporate Plan and 2019–20 Annual Report for the Authority. The Board noted the Reef 2050 Plan was released for public consultation on 19 August, and congratulated the Authority on its participation in National Science Week activities.

Reef Advisory Committees

Decision MPA 262 (2020-262-01i on 25/08/2020): The Authority:

  • NOTED the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee update.
  • APPROVED the draft Tourism Reef Advisory Committee Agenda.
  • NOTED the Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee update and agenda items identified that require advice once the committee is formally established.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

2020-2021 Corporate Plan

Decision MPA 262 (2020-262-03 on 25/08/2020): The Authority:

  • NOTED the requirements and process undertaken to develop the 2020-21 Corporate Plan.
  • APPROVED the 2020-21 Corporate Plan for the Accountable Authority (subject to consideration of amendments outlined above).
  • DISCUSSED improvements to the Corporate Plan for the 2021-22 financial year.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

2019-2020 Annual Report

Decision MPA 262 (2020-262-05 on 25/08/2020): The Authority:

  • NOTED the Chief Executive Officer, as the accountable authority, will approve the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Annual Report 2019–20 for submission to the Australian Minister for the Environment, and for publication.
  • APPROVED the draft Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Annual Report 2019–20, noting that Part 5 (Finances) will be circulated to the Board.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

Draft Great Barrier Reef Intervention Policy – Consultation Update

Decision MPA 262 (2020-262-06 on 25/08/2020): The Authority:

Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program

Decision MPA 262 (2020-262-07 on 25/08/2020): The Authority:

  • NOTED the RIMReP interim Executive Group have endorsed RIMReP’s 2020-2021 Annual Business Plan which sets out 11 priority projects.
  • NOTED Traditional Owner representation in RIMReP governance is currently being fulfilled by Chrissy Grant (Executive Group) and Leah Talbot (Operations Group).
  • NOTED the progress in developing the online RKS prototype, including the Resilience Network as a component of the RKS.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the information.

Members of the Authority