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Proclamations/Other as made
This instrument proclaims the Great Australian Bight Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters).
Administered by: Environment
General Comments: This Proclamation was originally made under section 7(2) of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975, and pursuant to Part 2 of Schedule 4 of the Environmental Reform (Consequential Provisions) Act 1999, is continued in force under section 344 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 15
Registered 30 May 2007
Gazetted 22 Apr 1998
Date of repeal 17 Nov 2012
Repealed by Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Commonwealth Marine Reserves) Proclamation 2012

 

 

 

National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975

 

 

 

PROCLAMATION

 

 

 

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of

Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, under subsection 7(2)

of the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act 1975:

 

(a)                declare the area specified in the Schedule to be a park; and

 

(b)               assign to the park the name “Great Australian Bight Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters)”; and

 

(c)                specify that the subsoil to the depth of 1,000 metres below the surface of any

sea-bed within the declared area to be within the park.

 

 

 

 

 

Signed and sealed with the

Great Seal of Australia

 

17 April 1998

 

WILLIAM DEANE

Governor-General

 

 

By His Excellency’s Command

 

 

 

Robert Hill

Minister for the Environment

 

 

 


SCHEDULE

 

AREA OF THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT MARINE PARK

(COMMONWEALTH WATERS)

 

 

The area bounded by a line beginning at latitude 31o 47’south, longitude 129o east

and running;

 

  • from there north along the meridian to its intersection with the

parallel of latitude 31o 44’ 34”south; and

 

  • from there generally easterly along the line, every point on which is 3

nautical miles seaward of the baseline from which the territorial sea

of Australia is measured, to its intersection with the parallel of

latitude 31o 47’south; and

 

  • from there west along that parallel to its intersection with the

meridian of longitude 130o 51’ 58” east; and

 

  • from there south along that meridian to its intersection with the outer

limit of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone at the parallel of latitude

35o 56’ 21” south; and

 

  • from there generally north-westerly along that outer limit to latitude

35o 10’ 34” south, longitude 130o 28’ 02” east; and

 

  • from there north along that meridian to its intersection with the parallel

of latitude 31o 47’ south; and

 

  • from there west along that parallel to the point where the line began.

 

 

All coordinates are referred to the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).