This review focused on preparedness and response to the K’gari bushfire event. The review makes a number of recommendations to address opportunities for improvement related to enhancing the management and protection of world heritage and cultural values.
The Ranger uranium mine, which has operated since 1980, is surrounded by the dual World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park. This report reviews the 2020 Ranger Mine Closure Plan and finds the objective that a rehabilitated site be incorporated into Kakadu National Park is being...
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.
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.
This paper considers relationships between social media, terrorism and World Heritage sites.
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...
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...
Planning for the interface between natural World Heritage Areas and Cities – a look at Sydney and the Greater Blue Mountains
This paper summarises the literature on planning approaches to protected areas generally, concentrating upon the interface between urban areas and projected areas while looking to apply this literature to natural world heritage areas.
Presents a summary of the existing laws in NSW, the proposed reforms, and some selected stakeholder views.