Marine estate management strategy
Published 24 February 2023
The NSW Marine Estate Management Strategy 2018 - 2028 (PDF, 12612.84 KB) outlines how to protect and enhance our waterways, coastline and estuaries over the next ten years.
Actions in the Strategy have been determined by:
- the range of values people have for the marine estate – social, cultural, environmental and economic
- how to tackle the most significant threats to these values (identified in the statewide Threat and Risk Assessment)
- widespread stakeholder and community feedback.
The Strategy guides how everyone can work together for a better marine estate now and into the future.
The Strategy delivers outcomes through the following initiatives:
- Improving water quality and reducing litter
- Delivering healthy coastal habitats with sustainable use and development
- Planning for climate change
- Protecting the Aboriginal cultural values of the marine estate
- Reducing impacts on threatened and protected species
- Ensuring sustainable fishing and aquaculture
- Enabling safe and sustainable boating
- Enhancing social, cultural and economic benefits
- Delivering effective governance
The Strategy snapshot (PDF, 1487.09 KB) provides a summary of the initiatives and key actions.
What's happening now?
The Marine Estate Management Authority is:
- working with stakeholders and the NSW community to put the Strategy into action
- monitoring how effective the Strategy is in delivering the outcomes
- providing regular updates on the progress of actions.
The Strategy links with other NSW Government processes. These include:
- Coastal reforms and related coastal land use planning changes
- Commercial fisheries business adjustment program
- Aboriginal Cultural fishing reforms
- NSW climate change policy
- Biosecurity reforms
- Land management and biodiversity reform framework
- Crown land reforms
- NSW Boating Now
- Moorings review
Want to know more? Go to the Strategy materials page for more information.