Mainland marine park management plan

DPIE is seeking your feedback on the future management of five marine parks along the NSW coast.
A beach on the NSW coast
A beach on the NSW coast

What’s this about?

Marine parks have been established in NSW since 1998 to protect and conserve the biodiversity of our coast and marine environment for everyone to enjoy.  

The NSW Government is developing a new approach that sets out how the five mainland marine parks are managed along the NSW coast under the Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan.

This new approach to evidence-based marine park management conserves not just environmental, but also social, cultural, and economic values of marine parks while reducing threats to those values via a range of tools.

The draft 10-year plan sets out a simpler and more consistent approach to managing all five marine parks along the coast of mainland NSW.

The five mainland Marine Parks in NSW are:

  • Cape Byron Marine Park
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park
  • Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park
  • Jervis Bay Marine Park
  • Batemans Marine Park.

What is decided now will inform how these parks are managed over the next 10 years.  

Have your say

Have your say by Monday 31 January 2022.

There are two ways to provide your feedback, listed below.



Online consultation

1 November 2021 to 31 January 2022

Have Your Say


1 November 2021 to 31 January 2022
9:00am to 5:00pm

Address: Port Stephens Fisheries Office, Taylors Beach Road, Taylors Beach NSW, 2316

Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan

Consultation period

From:1 November 2021
To:31 January 2022

See consultation methods

More information

Email: Project team
Phone: 02 4916 3900
Agency Website
Consultation Website

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