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Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Published Date 17 Nov 2012
Printed Publication Date 17 Nov 2012

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

 

Subsection 368(2)

 

INVITATION TO COMMENT

PROPOSAL TO PREPARE A COMMONWEALTH RESERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

NORTH-WEST COMMONWEALTH MARINE RESERVES NETWORK

 

 

The Director of National Parks proposes to prepare a draft management plan under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) for the Commonwealth reserves in the North-west Network of Commonwealth Marine Reserves. A single draft management plan is to be prepared for the reserves in the network as provided by the EPBC Act. The reserves of the North-west Network are:

 

Shark Bay Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Carnarvon Canyon Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Gascoyne Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Montebello Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Dampier Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Eighty Mile Beach Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Roebuck Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Argo-Rowley Terrace Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Kimberley Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Mermaid Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Ningaloo Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve

Cartier Island Commonwealth Marine Reserve

 

Members of the public are invited to comment on the proposals to prepare the draft management plan.  Comments may be made in relation to the proposed network management plan or management of individual reserves within a Network.

 

Comments must be sent to either:

 

1)      Postal address-

Marine Reserves Management Planning Comments

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Reply Paid 787

Canberra, ACT 2601

 

2)      Email address - managementplanning@environment.gov.au

 

Comments must be sent by Tuesday 18 December 2012.

 

Comments that are sent after that date or to addresses other than those above cannot be taken into account in preparing the draft management plan.

 

Please note that all comments may be treated as public documents and may be made public on the department’s website. 

 

Further information is available at:

www.environment.gov.au/marinereserves

 

 

Signed this day of 14th November 2012

 

SIGNED

 

 

Charlton Clark

Assistant Secretary

Commonwealth Marine Reserves Branch

Marine Division

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Delegate of the Director of National Parks