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Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan Opportunities

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After 12 years, the Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan is finally being reviewed.

Gazetted in December 2006, the ten-year review should have been completed in 2016, but the Department was keen to complete a habitat assessment before putting out a discussion paper.

You can have your say on opportunities to enhance the zoning plan for the marine park via this survey until Monday 25 February 2019.  Before you begin the survey, read the Great Sandy Marine Park discussion paper – Zoning plan opportunities which provides information to assist in providing feedback. In addition to the information in the discussion paper, detailed information on the key species, habitats and geographic regions of the marine park are available on the Department’s website.

Current zoning in the Great Sandy Marine Park is up for discussion

The survey will facilitate public feedback on the opportunities presented in the Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan discussion paper to enhance the management of the marine park.  Presented in two parts: Part 1 includes 10 general questions about Great Sandy Marine Park management and should take about 5 minutes to complete. Part 2 of the survey is optional and includes topic-specific and regional marine park issues that should take up to 20 minutes to complete. You can skip any of the questions in Part 2 and only answer the ones that interest you. Questions with no response will be taken to mean you have no opinion on these topics.

Responses to the survey and other submissions will be used to prepare a draft revised zoning plan which will be subject to further consultation in 2019.

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