Response by the Government of Australia to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee regarding Kakadu National Park

Environment Australia
© Commonwealth of Australia April 1999
ISBN 0 642 54622 3


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About the report

This report defines the values and attributes of the World Heritage property; describes the history and context of Kakadu National Park; analyses the legislative framework in place in Australia to protect natural and cultural values; and outlines Australia’s record in upholding the World Heritage Convention. This contextual information is provided before describing in detail the process undertaken to ensure that the Jabiluka uranium mine could proceed in an area, adjacent to but not within the Park, without damaging the natural and cultural values of the World Heritage property. Each of the threats claimed by the Mission has been analysed against benchmarks established by recent practice. The report responds specifically to each of the recommendations put forward by the UNESCO Mission.