Have your say on proposed marine park

Consultation is now underway for a proposed marine park on WA’s south coast.

The marine study area extends from Bremer Bay eastward to the Western Australian border, and offshore to the limit of State waters. Development of an indicative boundary will occur as part of the consultation process.

Southern right whales at Point Ann, Fitzgerald River National Park | credit: Peter Nicholas, DBCA

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, will be consulting the commercial, recreational and charter fishing sectors, along with aquaculture, environmental groups, local government, traditional owners, tourism groups and the community.

Management arrangements for the marine park will be developed in consultation with a Community Reference Committee, informed by Sector Advisory Groups. The aim is to ensure a balanced approach that provides for ongoing sustainable use.

More on the consultation process here.