Australian Marine Parks

Review and synthesis of relevant literature in support of Regional Marine Planning L. Richardson, E. Mathews and A. Heap. Geoscience Australia, 2005.


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About the publication

This report is a review and synthesis of geological research undertaken along the southwestern margin of Australia.

The report has been compiled in support of marine bioregional planning to provide background scientific information for the development and implementation of a Marine Bioregional Plan for the southwestern Australian region.

The information will contribute to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ national work program and will also assist in the selection of candidate marine protected areas for this region.

The region considered in this review coincides with the South Western Planning Area, as defined by the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

It extends from the tip of Dirk Hartog Island and Cape Inscription in the northwest to Kangaroo Island and the southern tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula in the southeast.

The planning area includes the ocean and seabed from the coast to the outer limit of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).