New marine park proposal
What's this about?
The proposed marine park will include 25 sites from Newcastle to Wollongong, to further enhance biodiversity outcomes.
It includes establishing a marine park that will aim to enhance the conservation of marine biodiversity and maximise environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits to the NSW community.
The marine park proposal is in addition to and will complement the initiatives under the Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018–2028. The strategy addresses priority threats to the NSW marine estate identified in the statewide threat and risk assessment (TARA).
A series of information sessions and stakeholder meetings about the marine park proposal are scheduled up until mid-September 2018.
Feedback on the proposed new marine park, the sites and the management are being sought to inform the final marine park proposal.
Have your say
There are two ways you can submit your feedback:
- Online: Marine Estate website
- Mail: Submission – Enhancing conservation of marine biodiversity in the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion – Discussion paper
NSW Marine Estate Management Authority
Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay NSW 2315
Have your say by 27 September 2018.