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Great Barrier Reef

Australia
Factors affecting the property in 1985*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1985
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1985**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1985

[Oral report]

In reply to the Bureau's request for further information on the impacts of the construction of a road on the fringing reef adjacent to Cape Tribulation National Park, the Australian authorities had provided a comprehensive report which outlined a 3 year scientific research programme costing approximately 1 million $ to determine any short or possible long-term damage these reefs.

Analysis and Conclusion by World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 1985

The Committee expressed its satisfaction with this programme although it noted the comment by the IUCN representative that 3 years would be necessary before any conclusions could be reached.

The representative of Australia indicated that it would inform the Committee at regular intervals on the progress and the results of this research programme.

Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1985
9 COM XIII.C
SOC: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Australia)

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Australia: In reply to the Bureau's request for further information on the impacts of the construction of a road on the fringing reef adjacent to Cape Tribulation National Park, the Australian authorities had provided a comprehensive report which outlined a 3 year scientific research programme costing approximately 1 million $ to determine any short or possible long-term damage these reefs. The Committee expressed its satisfaction with this programme although it noted the comment by the IUCN representative that 3 years would be necessary before any conclusions could be reached. The representative of Australia indicated that it would inform the Committee at regular intervals on the progress and the results of this research programme.

No draft decision proposed

Report year: 1985
Australia
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 09COM (1985)
Exports

* : The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).

** : All mission reports are not always available electronically.


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