RRAP Advisory Group

The Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program is seeking advice from stakeholders and rights-holders in the Great Barrier Reef community. The Stakeholder and Traditional Owner Engagement Subprogram is establishing an Advisory Group to provide this advice to RRAP decision-makers. 

The purpose of this advisory group is to:

  • Enhance stakeholder and traditional owner perspectives into RRAP decision making
  • Provide strategic advice on the potential benefits and risks of reef restoration technologies (social, economic, cultural, and ethical aspects)
  • Provide advice on strategic issues and future directions of RRAP
  • Consider links, opportunities, and benefits of RRAP activities with other activities that are occurring within the Reef community

Interested in taking part?

We are looking for a diverse set of individuals (8-12) who can commit to an initial 12-month term. Meetings will be held approximately quarterly (4 meetings) with a mix of face-to-face and online meetings. The first meeting is set to be held over a two-day period in August 2022.

We are searching for people to work with us to advise on the research and deployment of new reef restoration technologies in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) region. We are looking for people that are:

  • a community or industry leader or Traditional Owner in the GBR region (Eastern Cape York to Burnett Mary catchments) 
  • interested in the development and deployment of new reef restoration technologies
  • able to think strategically and creatively about opportunities (and risks) for GBR communities 
  • well-connected to regional community networks (e.g.  Traditional Owners, coastal communities, tourism operators, industry and business groups, commercial or recreational fishers, or local government) 
  • enthusiastic and can work constructively within a diverse team

If this sounds like you, submit an Expression of Interest through the link below. Applications will be considered up to July 8th 2022. All applicants will be assessed against the selection criteria and will be notified in writing of the outcome


Members are committing to an initial 12-month period, consisting of four meetings. These meetings will be a combination of both in-person and online. Dates of these meetings are yet to be set and will be chosen depending on the availability of selected members. The first meeting is to be held during the month of August, 2022. There may be additional out of session feedback from time to time.

Advisory Group members will be selected based on responses to the Expression of Interest process. This process is led by RRAP staff at QUT who will be responsible for final decisions on membership. All applicants will be advised of the outcome in writing.

Agreed travel and accommodation costs for face-to-face meetings will be covered. Remuneration will also be considered for members on a case-by-case basis. 

The RRAP Advisory Group is being developed and coordinated by QUT on behalf of RRAP. At least one QUT researcher will be present at each of the Advisory Group meetings. An independent facilitator has been appointed by QUT to Chair the Advisory Group meetings

Any personal information will be managed in accordance with QUT Information Privacy Policies and Procedures and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld).

If you are not selected as a member of the RRAP advisory group, there may be opportunities to provide input in other ways, and/or receive updates about the advisory group.