Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Policies

Marine park planning
Marine park planning, Eighty Mile Beach
Photo © Matt Fossey/DPaW

Management plans

The following management plans have been approved by the Minister for Environment.

Indicative management plans

Before a marine park or reserve can be created, the Conservation and Land Management Act requires the release of an indicative management plan to give the community an opportunity to comment on the proposal. At the end of the public submission period all submissions received are reviewed and the Marine Parks and Reserves Authority may make recommendations to the Minister for Environment to amend the indicative management plan.

The Minister for Environment will then seek concurrence from the Minister for Fisheries and the Minister for Mines and Petroleum to create the marine park or reserve. The Minister for Environment will then approve a final management plan for the marine park or reserve and a summary of the public submissions is published. There are currently no indicative management plans.

Analyses of public submissions

At the end of the public submission period all submissions received are summarised and an analysis of submissions is made publicly available once the park is created.