The nomination process
There are two main components to the World Heritage nomination process:
- Technical aspect – the science behind the nomination and the nomination document itself.
- Collaborative engagement – developing a shared understanding of the World Heritage proposal and shared responsibility for its future; and working collaboratively with First Nations peoples and the community to explore opportunities to shape how we can best position the Flinders Ranges to maximise benefits and economic opportunities from World Heritage.
The Flinders Ranges World Heritage nomination process is summarised in the below table. This process is in accordance with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre’s Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
Developing the World Heritage proposition
2016 to 2019
Engaging and working with Adnyamathanha, landholders, and Flinders Ranges community
2018 to 2023
Tentative Listing of the Flinders Ranges World Heritage serial property
Prepare World Heritage Nomination Dossier
2021 to 2023
Submit Nomination Dossier to UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Independent evaluation of nomination by IUCN
2024 to 2025
Estimated inscription on World Heritage List by World Heritage Committee