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Great Barrier Reef

Factors affecting the property in 1994*
  • Ground transport infrastructure
  • Major visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
  • Mining
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
  • Road construction 
  • Expansion project of a holiday resort
  • Proposed mine
International Assistance: requests for the property until 1994
Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved : 0 USD
Missions to the property until 1994**
Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1994

[Oral report during the session]


Decisions adopted by the Committee in 1994
SOC: Great Barrier Reef National Park (Australia)

Great Barrier Reef National Park (Australia)

The Committee was informed that the Minister of Environment, Australia, has temporarily halted a 1500-bed, resort development project immediately adjacent to the boundary of this site to allow for a study of potential impacts on the World Heritage site. The Committee requested the Centre to write to the Minister of Environment, Australia, expressing support for his efforts to protect this site from the impacts of the proposed large scale tourism development project.

No draft Decision

Report year: 1994
Date of Inscription: 1981
Category: Natural
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)(x)
Documents examined by the Committee
arrow_circle_right 18COM (1994)

* : 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.