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National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 No 80
Current version for 25 August 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 11:58)
Part 3 Division 4
Division 4 Karst Management Advisory Committee
29   Constitution of Karst Management Advisory Committee
(1)  There is constituted by this Act the Karst Management Advisory Committee.
(2)  The Committee is to consist of:
(a)  the Chairperson of the Committee who is to be the Chief Executive or a person employed in the Office nominated for the time being by the Chief Executive, and
(b)  9 other persons appointed by the Minister.
(3)  Of the members appointed by the Minister under subsection (2) (b):
(a)  one is to be a person who is a member of a regional advisory committee for a region that, in the opinion of the Minister, contains significant areas of karst, and
(b)  one is to be a person who has qualifications in karst or earth sciences or in a related discipline, and
(c)  one is to be a person with qualifications in geomorphology, hydrology, water management or a related discipline, and
(d)  one is to be a person with qualifications and experience in eco-tourism or recreational planning, and
(e)  one is to be a person nominated by the Australian Speleological Federation Inc, and
(f)  one is to be a person nominated by the NSW Heritage Office, and
(g)  one is to be a person nominated by the National Parks Association of NSW Inc, and
(h)  one is to be a person nominated by the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, and
(i)  one is to be a person nominated by the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales.
(4)  The Chairperson of the Committee is entitled to attend and chair meetings of the Committee but is not entitled to vote at any such meeting.
(5)  Schedule 4 has effect with respect to the members and procedure of the Committee.
30   Function of Karst Management Advisory Committee
The function of the Karst Management Advisory Committee is to advise the Council on the following matters:
(a)  the conservation and management of karst environments on lands reserved, or acquired for reservation, under this Act (including matters relating to planning and policy),
(b)  any plan of management for land reserved under this Act that the Council considers contains significant karst environments, being a plan that the Council has referred to the Committee for its consideration and advice,
(c)  such other matters as are referred to the Committee by the Council, being matters relating to the administration of this Act with respect to karst environments,
(d)  the development, implementation and review of policies directed towards achieving the objects of this Act in relation to karst environments,
(e)  priorities for research relating to the management and conservation of karst environments across the State,
(f)  opportunities for sustainable visitor or tourist use and enjoyment of karst conservation reserves compatible with the reserves’ natural and cultural values,
(g)  opportunities for sustainable use (including adaptive reuse) of any buildings or structures on, or modified natural areas of, karst conservation reserves having regard to the conservation of the reserves’ natural and cultural values,
(h)  opportunities to secure funding in relation to the management and conservation of karst environments,
(i)  the protection of karst environments across the State,
(j)  assisting, supporting and promoting Government initiatives in relation to karst conservation.