Publications archive

South-west Marine Region

Public consultation

Submissions received on the South-west Marine Region consultation

The department received more than 39,000 submissions including multiple or campaign submissions and over 200 more detailed submissions from a wide range of interested parties.

Individual and organisation submissions

The vast majority of submissions received were in regard to the proposal for a Commonwealth marine reserves network in the South-west Marine Region. A small number of the submissions received provided comments on the draft South-west Marine Bioregional Plan and these are identified below with an asterix*. Submissions for which the department has consent to publish are provided below. Some submissions that were hand written have not been published as they were unable to be reproduced in a legible format.

Multiple submission templates


Responsibility for copyright in submissions resides with the author(s), not with the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.


Some submissions were supplied in confidence, or did not provide publishing consent, and have not been posted. If you have concerns about published material, please email

Formats and accessibility

The department has made every effort to ensure submissions provided are as accessible as possible. If you have difficulty accessing the information provided and need further assistance, please email