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Ocean beaches and headlands assessment

Published 28 February 2023

Following an assessment of threats and risks to social, economic and environmental benefits, and consideration of a large number of submissions on draft management rules, the NSW Government has rezoned 10 sites in marine parks from sanctuary zone to habitat protection zone for shore-based recreational line fishing.

Up-to-date information is available at the links below:

No changes were made at the following marine parks:

Community and stakeholder engagement

The Government’s decision was based on advice from the Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel, further consideration of social values and use conflicts, and community consultation on draft management rules.

No substantive new site-specific evidence was received during consultation on the draft management rules (summary of submissions: Ocean Beaches and Headlands Assessment 2018) that would alter the proposed zoning arrangements.

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