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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION ACT 1999 - SECT 51

Agreements relating to declared World Heritage properties

             (1)  The Minister may enter into a bilateral agreement containing a provision relating to a declared World Heritage property only if:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the provision is not inconsistent with Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention; and

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the agreement will promote the management of the property in accordance with the Australian World Heritage management principles; and

                     (c)  the provision meets the requirements (if any) prescribed by the regulations.

             (2)  The Minister may accredit a management arrangement or an authorisation process under section 46 for the purposes of a bilateral agreement containing a provision relating to a declared World Heritage property only if:

                     (a)  the Minister is satisfied that the management arrangement or authorisation process is not inconsistent with Australia's obligations under the World Heritage Convention; and

                     (b)  the Minister is satisfied that the management arrangement or authorisation process will promote the management of the property in accordance with the Australian World Heritage management principles.



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