Kakadu National Park (Stage 2) Submission to World Heritage Committee

Kakadu Stage 2 is 6929 square kilometres. It is larger than the adjacent Kakadu National Park Stage 1 (6144 square kilometres) and is significantly larger than Kakadu Stage 3 (4479 square kilometres).

The purpose of this Cabinet Submission was to approve a strategy with regard to the nomination of Kakadu National Park (Stage 2) for World Heritage Listing by the Commonwealth.

In May 1987, Cabinet approved, amongst other things:

  • the Chief Minister writing to the Prime Minister on the matter of the proposed inscription of Kakadu Stage 2 on the World Heritage List,
  • to request access to unpublished studies held by the Commonwealth Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service (ANPWS),
  • to request a representative of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) to visit the NT to develop an agreed assessment of the conservation features of Kakadu Stage 2,
  • directed the Minister for Conservation to prepare a further submission for Cabinet that collated all current knowledge on Kakadu Stage 2 and identifying gaps in knowledge that might need to be addressed by appropriate studies, and
  • to seek legal advice with regard to the standing of the Conservation Commission under Article 10.2 of the Convention concerned the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Read the Cabinet Decision - Submission No. 4414 and Decision No. 5151 of 12 May 1987

[Maguk (Barramundi Gorge), Kakadu National Park, 23 September 1987]<br />Image courtesy of Northern Territory Archives Service, Department of Chief Minister, NTRS 3822 P2, Box 13 Slide 27.[Nourlangie, Kakadu National Park, July 1980]<br />Image courtesy of Northern Territory Archives Service, Department of Chief Minister, NTRS 3822 P2, Box 13 Slide 8[Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, 6 April 1982]<br />Image courtesy of Northern Territory Archives Service, Department of Chief Minister, NTRS 3822 P2, Box 13 Slide 1.

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Last updated: 01 January 2018