The proposed regulation includes an amendment to delete a clause that provides a strict protection for the marine environment by ensuring that the objects of the zone are the primary consideration in any decision to grant a permit for activities within a marine park, relying instead on the relevant Ministers ‘having regard to’ certain assessment criteria.

Sanctuary and no-take zones are critical to the health of our marine parks. We do not support any weakening of protections.

June 2017 – Download EDO’s submission

Public submissions on this important marine regulation close on Sunday 9 July 2017. Read more and have your say »

Link to EDO submission’s page.