Parks Australia is implementing seven programs to manage marine parks. Each management program includes national actions and regional actions.
The seven management programs are:
- Communication, education and awareness program
Actions that improve awareness, understanding and support for marine parks and park management.
- Tourism and visitor experience program
Actions that provide for and promote a range of environmentally appropriate, high-quality recreation and tourism experiences and contribute to Australia’s visitor economy.
- Indigenous engagement program
Actions that recognise and respect the ongoing cultural responsibilities of Indigenous people to care for sea country and support multiple benefits for traditional owners.
- Marine science program
Actions to provide necessary scientific knowledge and understanding of marine park values, pressures, and adequacy of responses for effective management.
- Assessments and authorisations program
Actions that provide for efficient, effective, transparent and accountable assessment, authorisation and monitoring processes to support sustainable use and protection of marine park values.
- Park protection and management program
Timely and appropriate preventative and restorative actions to protect natural, cultural and heritage values from impacts.
- Compliance program
Actions that ensure appropriate and high levels of compliance by marine parks users with the rules set out in this plan.
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