With 2016 marking the 10 year anniversary of the Great Sandy Marine Park, the Queensland Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR) are undertaking a review of the zoning plan with the purpose of renewing it for a further 10 years.
So far the review process has been mostly internal to the department with no opportunity for the general public, sporting clubs or interest groups to contribute, however the Department is expected to release a draft zoning plan or discussion paper for public consultation sometime in either late 2016 or early 2017.
This will be your only chance to have a say in how the marine park will be managed for the next 10 years. Please watch for the release of the discussion paper and make your submission count.
The department has also invited anyone who may be interested in being involved in the consultation process to contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The target date for the implementation of the new plan is 1 September 2017.
Great Sandy Marine Park Review Brochure 2016 (PDF, 862K)