Australian Marine Parks

This is the management plan for Australia’s South-east Marine Parks Network.

The South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Management Plan 2013–2023 came into effect on 1 July 2013 and is the primary tool for the conservation and management of the South-east Network.

The Plan outlines the management strategies for research and monitoring, assessment and permitting, compliance, community participation, Indigenous involvement and environmental management.

Implementation schedule

The South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network Implementation Schedule 2013/14 – 2016/17 sets out the initial priority activities and intermediate outcomes for years 1–4 of the operation of the Plan.

The Implementation Schedule provides more detailed information about how the actions and strategies of the Management Plan will be implemented.

Progress reports

Progress reports are prepared annually and provide a summary of performance against activities under the Schedule. These reports summarise key achievements for each year, provide updates against each activity and outline next steps.

South-east stakeholder forum

To promote the involvement of marine reserve users, stakeholders and the community in the management of the South-east Network, Parks Australia has convened the South-east Stakeholder Forum.

This Forum brings together representatives from regional industry associations, conservation and marine science agencies and community groups to consider issues relevant to the management of the South-east Network.

Development and implementation of activities under the Management Plan and Implementation Schedule are significantly aided by the collaboration and constructive feedback of this Forum.

South-east Stakeholder Forum

Communication and education strategy

Parks Australia has worked with stakeholders and community groups on the South-east Forum to develop a Communication and Education Strategy for the South-east Network.

For more information about the management of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network, please see Management - user information.