Board Report - Meeting 263

Board Report – Meeting 263

27 October 2020 – Zoom Virtual Meeting

Overview

The Board of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (the Authority) held its 263rd Board meeting virtually on Tuesday, 27 October 2020.  Board members acknowledged the contribution of Gigari George to the Authority during her time on the Board from August 2008 through until November 2018.  Board members affirmed that Gigari would be remembered as a passionate advocate who helped ensure the interests and aspirations of the Great Barrier Reef’s Traditional Owners were considered in all aspects of the management of the Reef.

Reef Advisory Committees

Decision MPA 263 (2020-263-02 on 27/10/2020): The Authority:

  • DISCUSSED Meeting 13 of the Tourism Reef Advisory Committee
  • APPROVED appointment of Mr. Malcom Mann to the position of Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee Chairperson subject to confirmation of the appointment by Mr Fraser.
  • APPROVED the draft agenda for the Indigenous Reef Advisory Committee formation meeting (subject to actions above), to be scheduled in late November early December 2020.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

Water Quality Position Statement

Decision MPA 263 (2020-263-05 on 27/10/2020): The Authority:

  • APPROVED the final Water Quality Position Statement, subject to the above amendments (Attachment A).
  • NOTED the consultation report (Attachment B).
  • AGREED minor amendments be delegated to the CEO.
  • CONFIRMED there is no objection to publication of the decision.

Members of the Authority