Our boards and committees
We have 14 boards and committees. These boards and committees have many different responsibilities and goals. They make a valuable contribution to Queensland by providing leadership, direction and advice across many areas of the department including our environment, heritage and science. You can read about our boards below or see a more detailed list of all our boards and their members.
Our boards include a mix of paid (regulated remuneration rates) and voluntary positions. Read about how Queensland Government boards work, including how board members are remunerated.
Note: Public sector employees, employed full-time or part-time, who are appointed as part-time chairs or members of government bodies are not to be paid daily fees or annual allowances except where this is approved by government.
Cape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee
Advise the Minister responsible for the Nature Conservation Act 1992, about matters relating to protected areas in the Cape York Peninsula including, Indigenous employment opportunities, Management plans and Resources for management.
Koala Advisory Council
The Koala Advisory Council was appointed to support the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy. This Strategy will detail how the recommendations of the Koala Expert Panel will be resourced and implemented. The Koala Advisory Council will also fulfil a coordination role by providing communication and collaboration pathways with their stakeholder groups and representing stakeholder interests about the implementation of the Koala Conservation Strategy and provide advice on and monitor its progress.
Land Restoration Fund Investment Panel
The Land Restoration Fund will invest $500 million in developing and supporting a strong, diverse and impactful carbon farming industry in Queensland including direct investment in commercial contracts for Queensland-based land-sector carbon farming projects that deliver environmental, social and economic co-benefits along with Australian Carbon Credit Units at the direction of this Panel.
Queensland Climate Advisory Council
Queensland Climate Advisory Council (QCAC) will provide the Queensland Government high-level, strategic advice on climate change action and policy.
Queensland Species Technical Committee
The Queensland Species Technical Committee provides the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs and the Director-General of the Department of Environment and Science with recommendations and advice on scientific issues concerned with the listing/delisting of species under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and the Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 2006.
Board of Trustees of Newstead House
Establish to govern, manage and control Newstead House.
Queensland Heritage Council
To provide strategic advice to the Minister on matters relating to Queensland's cultural heritage including for example, the measures necessary to conserve Queensland's cultural heritage; and to provide information to the community to encourage interest in, an understanding of, Queensland's cultural heritage; to advise entities about conserving Queensland's cultural heritage, including, for example, government entities and community organisations; to encourage the appropriate management of places of cultural heritage significance; and to perform other functions given to the council by the Minister. Its primary functions include entering places in and removing places from the Heritage Register, and advising the responsible Minister on applications for development of registered places owned by the State.
Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project Advisory Committee
Preparation of EIA and the tender processes, preparation of plan of management, management and implementation of works and issues of relevance to the local community.
World Heritage boards and advisory committees
Board of Wet Tropics Management Authority
The Wet Tropics Management Authority (the Authority) was established to ensure Australia’s obligation to the World Heritage Convention is met in relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Authority administers the Wet Tropics legislation and sets policies and procedures which govern activities and land use within the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Area. The Authority’s mission is to lead, inspire, advise and support the Australian and global community to protect and share the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in perpetuity.
K’gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Advisory Committee
The K’gari World Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to the Australian and Queensland governments on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, presentation, transmission to future generations and management of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of K’gari’s cultural and natural heritage from the viewpoint of the Butchulla People, K’gari community, (including tourism, local council and conservation groups), and the scientific community.
Gondwana World Heritage Advisory Committee (Qld Section)
The Gondwana World Heritage Advisory Committee (Qld Section) provides advice to the Australian and Queensland governments on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, transmission to future generations and management of the OUV of Gondwana’s cultural and natural heritage from the viewpoint of the First Nations Peoples, Gondwana community, (including tourism, local council and conservation groups), and the scientific community.
Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Riversleigh World Heritage Advisory Committee provides advice to the Australian and Queensland governments, on matters relating to the identification, protection, conservation, presentation, transmission to future generations and management of the OUV of Riversleigh’s cultural and natural heritage from the view point of the Waanyi People, Riversleigh community (including tourism, local council and conservation groups), and the scientific community.