Report finds NSW marine park zoning flawed

The NSW Government pledges that marine park zoning will now be a more consultative process.

Report finds NSW marine park zoning flawed
Report finds NSW marine park zoning flawed
An independent audit into marine park zoning in NSW has found that the method in which zoning was carried out by the former Labour Government was flawed, and should have been done in a more sustainable and consultative fashion.

The current NSW Government has recognised the efforts of Associate Professor Robert Beeton and his panel for their work on the Independent Scientific Audit Report into Marine Parks in NSW.

Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, says the Government stands by the existing moratorium on the declaration of new marine parks, alteration of sanctuary zones and review of zoning plans.

"The NSW Government encourages the public to review the Audit Report and make submissions on the recommendations of the Report," Ms Hodgkinson said.

Visit to view the report.


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