World Heritage areas

Fact sheet

Fact Check: Tony Abbott's Tasmanian wilderness claim doesn't check out

Prime Minister Tony Abbott claims the 74,000 hectares the Government is proposing to remove from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area is not pristine forest.

State party report on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (Australia)

This report outlines Australia’s response to Decision 41 COM 7B.24 of the World Heritage Committee. The report outlines how the Australian government is attempting to address the pressures facing the Great Barrier Reef.

Review of World Heritage assessments in Great Barrier Reef outlook report 2019

This review was tasked with considering the adequacy of the assessment of World Heritage values in the 2019 Great Barrier Reef outlook report, and to outline any recommendations for improvement.
Journal article

Memory, management and marketing: heritage tourism as a catalyst for urban transformation

World heritage status ratifies the enduring significance of a specific place for all of humanity. Inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage register not only formally recognises the local, national and international importance of place, but equally creates a range of externalities that are often construed...

Responses to, and lessons learnt from, the January and February 2016 bushfires in remote Tasmanian wilderness

This report examines the response to, and lessons learnt from, recent fires in remote Tasmanian wilderness affecting the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.The introductory chapter outlines the history and effect of the bushfires that occurred in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) in early...

Jim Kerr Address 2016 Joe Skrzynski video summary: from Griffin to Utzon

Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW, the Jim Kerr Address held on the International Day for Monuments and Sites pays respect to Jim's legacy by perpetuating open inquiry into the understanding of place and...

Aboriginal cultural heritage protection: proposed reforms

Presents a summary of the existing laws in NSW, the proposed reforms, and some selected stakeholder views.

Draft Tasmanian wilderness world heritage area management plan

Encompassing over 1.58 million hectares, the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) occupies almost a quarter of Tasmania and is one of the largest temperate natural areas in the southern hemisphere. The area is formally recognised as a World Heritage property through the World Heritage...