Australia's Commitments: Protecting Kakadu
Progress Report to the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee
15 April 2000
About the report
This report meets the request by the World Heritage Committee for a progress report to the twenty-fourth session of the Bureau on:
- progress on cultural mapping and the Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP);
- progress on a comprehensive package of social and welfare measures for the benefit of the Aboriginal communities of Kakadu;
- details on the output and scale of any parallel activities at Ranger and Jabiluka and any legal provisions taken in the respect; and
- progress on addressing remaining scientific issues raised by the International Scientific Panel of ICSU.
The report also describes how the Australian government is meeting all the commitments made by the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator the Hon Robert Hill, to the World Heritage Committee at its session on 12 July 1999 (Committee decision at Attachment A).