World Heritage

Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee

The Shark Bay World Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to the Minister for the Environment and the Environment Protection Heritage Council on matters relating to:

  1. the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the Property from the view point of the community;
  2. research priorities which contribute to the protection and conservation of the Property and understanding of its natural history;
  3. new information or developments relevant to protection, conservation or presentation of the Property;
  4. the scientific basis of management principles and practices;
  5. legislative processes for environmental assessment; and
  6. maintenance of outstanding universal values and integrity of the Property.

The committee also has input into the drafting and review of management plans. Learn more about management plans here.

Members of the committee are:

NameExpertise/ Interests
Andrew Hill (Chair) Environmental Consultant instrumental in the nomination and listing of Shark Bay for World Heritage status and in preparing past management plans for the area
Professor Diana Walker Scientist, botany and seagrass
Dr Sue Graham-Taylor Conservationist and historian
Peter Green Representing the broader community
Ben Belliottie Indigenous representative also representing fishing industry
Darren Capewell Indigenous representative also representing tourism
Therese Morris Science representative, environmental science and geology
Harvey Raven Shark Bay tourism representative
Brian Wake Shark Bay pastoral, local government and tourism representative
Robert Morgan Shark Bay tourism representative