Australian Marine Parks

Between 21 July and 20 September 2017, the Director of National Parks invited feedback on draft management plans.

These plans detailed our proposed approach to managing 44 Australian Marine Parks around the country over the next ten years.

She also invited comments on a proposal to rename Commonwealth marine reserves as marine parks.

Submissions made about the draft plans and the proposed renaming will be managed according to Director of National Parks’ Privacy Policy.

The Director of National Parks is authorised to collect the personal information of persons making comments on draft marine park management plans under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Comments will be considered in the Director of National Parks’ Report on the Preparation of the Management Plansor Report on the Renaming of Commonwealth Marine Reserves. The Director’s reports will be provided to the Minister and tabled before Parliament with the Management Plans in accordance with the EPBC Act.

Personal information may be disclosed to the Minister, relevant government agencies, the Australian Parliament and where required by law.

Submissions may also be published online by the Director of National Parks.

Submissions containing personal information of third parties, material that is manifestly unrelated, abusive or offensive material that may infringe the intellectual property rights of others, or promotional material and advertising will not be published by the Director.

The Director of National Parks’ Privacy Policy details how you can access and correct your personal information held by the Director and who to contact if you have a concern about your personal information. The Director’s Privacy Policy is available at: