Ocean beaches and headlands assessment
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:
- Cape Byron Marine Park
- Solitary Islands Marine Park
- Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park
- Batemans Marine Park
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.
- Current marine park management rules regulation
- Media release June 2018
- Frequently asked questions - Ocean Beaches and Headlands June 2018 (PDF, 666.09 KB)
- Factsheet – Ocean Beaches and Headlands June 2018 (PDF, 379.16 KB)
- Summary of submissions: Ocean Beaches and Headlands Assessment June 2018 PDF, 746.1 KB
- Marine Estate Management Advice August 2015
- Consultation paper 2013 ( PDF, 482.84 KB)
- Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel Ocean Beaches and Headlands Assessment Report 2013 (PDF, 1067.93 KB)
- Marine Estate Expert Knowledge Panel Ocean Beaches and Headlands Summary Report 2013( PDF, 344.87 KB)
- Marine Estate Management Authority Advice December 2013 (PDF, 539.75 KB)
- Social values technical report 2013 ( PDF, 324.33 KB)
- Economic technical report 2013 (PDF, 803.77 KB)
- Ecological report background report 2013 (5212KB, PDF)