The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions administers North West Shelf Flatbacks through the Director General.
The Director General receives advice from an Advisory Committee and Scientific Panel of Experts.
The governance of the program is guided by the Variation Agreement 2009.
- Professor Lyn Beazley
Advisory Committee Members:
- Dr Juanita Renwick, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
- Ms Narelle Montgomery, Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
- Dr Andrew Smith, Chevron Australia
Marine Turtle Expert Panel:
- Dr Lyndon Brooks
- Dr Kellie Pendoley
- Dr Colin Limpus
- Dr Abbie Rogers
Role of the Advisory Committee and Scientific Panel of Experts:
The role of the Advisory Committee and Scientific Panel of Experts is primarily to advise the Director General of DBCA.
The role of advisory committee is to
- provide advice and make recommendations to the DCLM CEO on the general objectives and time frames for delivery of the ongoing activities to be undertaken as part of the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program and otherwise as to the establishment, development and implementation of that program as requested by the DCLM CEO;
- receive and consider, on an annual basis, a report from the DCLM CEO on the implementation of the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Conservation Program and activities proposed to be undertaken as part of it during the following 3 years; and
- at the request from time to time of the State, consider and advise the State whether or not in the Advisory Committee’s view (having regard to the advice of the scientific panel) the Project is having a significant impact on the Northwest Shelf Flatback Turtle Population
The role of scientific panel is to provide expert scientific advice to the Advisory Committee to assist it in undertaking its above-mentioned role.