Ningaloo’s future – your views invited

What will our world heritage Ningaloo Reef look like in 2040? How can we strengthen the reef and community to be able to adapt to current and future threats? How do we balance the conservation and enjoyment of the reef with building a more diverse and sustainable local economy?

These are some questions posed by Resilient Reefs, a global initiative to support World Heritage coral reefs – and the communities that depend on them – to adapt to climate change and local threats. Ningaloo has been selected as one of the first sites for the initiative, and action planning is now underway.

Resilience is the capacity of reef ecosystems – and the communities that depend upon them – to survive, adapt and recover from stresses and shocks.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions wants to hear about your experiences of living and working along the Ningaloo coast. You can help identify challenges and innovative solutions for the future. You can have your say in the following ways:


Visit the interactive online platform at Submissions close 6 July.

Be part of a community workshop

Register your interest in joining a virtual or in-person workshop by visiting the website or contacting the DBCA Resilience Officer: