To protect and manage the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area to ensure that Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention in relation to this area are met.
The Act prohibits the destruction of forest products (including timber harvesting) and certain other activities in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, unless exempted or authorised by a permit. It establishes the Wet Tropics Management Authority and provides for the Authority to prepare management plans for the area.
The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:
The following Guides or Booklets are available:
Codes of Practice are available for Water Extraction, Road Maintenance and Powerline Maintenance. Information sheets are available in relation to the Plan and user groups referred to above. Details on the Wet Tropics Management Authority website.