ACRS submission to the independent review of the governance of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

The Governance arrangements for the GBRMPA were initially established through the Great Barrier Reef Marine
Park  Act 1975, and reviewed in 2006.

Since  this time, the uses of, and threats to, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) have changed considerably.

These changes highlight the need for the accompanying changes in governance of the GBRMPA to ensure that the main object of the Act: ‘the long term protection and conservation of the environment,
biodiversity  and heritage values of the Great Barrier Reef Region’ is achieved.