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Proclamations/Other as made
This instrument proclaims the Cod Grounds as a Commonwealth Reserve.
Administered by: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(2) item 15
Registered 27 May 2007
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR29-May-2007
Tabled Senate12-Jun-2007
Date of repeal 17 Nov 2012
Repealed by Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (Commonwealth Marine Reserves) Proclamation 2012





Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999



I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under subsection 344(1) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999:

(a)    declare the area specified in the Schedule to be a Commonwealth reserve for the purpose of protecting the conservation values of the area; and

(b)   specify that the seabed to a depth of 1000 metres is included in the reserve; and

(c)    give the reserve the name “Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve”; and

(d)   assign the reserve to the IUCN category of strict nature reserve.


This Proclamation commences on the day after the date of registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.




Signed and sealed with the

Great Seal of Australia on


                                 10 May 2007









By His Excellency’s Command






Malcolm Turnbull

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources








Cod Grounds Commonwealth Marine Reserve




All of that area in the Tasman Sea enclosed within the circumference of a circle of radius 1000 metres the centre of which is at the point of latitude 31 degrees 40 minutes 52 seconds south, longitude 152 degrees 54 minutes 37 seconds east.*





* All geographic coordinates are expressed in terms of the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) as defined in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette GN35 of 6 September 1995.