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Improved marine protected area planning and management

Published 8 September 2023 Improving the management of our NSW marine parks and aquatic reserves.
content image Sea tulips on rocky reef, North Harbour Aquatic Reserve. Credit: John Turnbull.


Develop new planning processes for the preparation of management plans, and supporting management rules, with the community, industry and stakeholders to ensure good governance, a more streamlined approach and to support improved management of marine park values.


Cape Byron, Solitary Islands, Port Stephens-Great Lakes, Jervis Bay, Batemans

Local government areas - Statewide

Lead agency

Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries


  • Department of Planning and Environment - Environment and Heritage
  • Department of Transport
  • Department of Planning and Environment - Planning

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