Australian Marine Parks

From today you can have your say on how we will all work together to manage our marine parks into the future.

We’ve just released five draft plans to manage 44 Australian Marine Parks around the country over the next 10 years.

Our marine parks support people’s livelihoods and the Australian lifestyle. They provide places for people to watch wildlife, dive and snorkel, go boating, and fish. They create jobs in industries like fishing and tourism, and are a source of food and energy.

Our draft plans outline actions to protect ecosystems, improve our understanding of marine parks, support tourism, work with Indigenous people and fishers, and help people follow the rules.

Parks Australia staff and I have worked hard to find the right balance. But I want to know what you think.

We’ve taken on board studies such as the Independent Review of Commonwealth Marine Reserves released in 2016, the advice and expertise of traditional owners in managing sea country, and the lessons learnt by Australian and international marine park managers.

We’re all passionate about our marine parks. Let’s work together over the next 10 years, starting with your ideas on these draft plans.

Click here to provide your feedback

Sally Barnes

Director of National Parks

Friday, 21 July, 2017