Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) Management Plan (2000-June 2009)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MARINE USERS
Transitional arrangements for renamed marine reserves
From the declaration of Commonwealth marine reserves in November 2012 until new management plans come into effect in July 2014, there will be no changes to management arrangements for the renamed Commonwealth marine reserves that existed prior to the establishment of the new reserves. This includes Marine National Nature Reserves and Marine Parks, whether they continue to exist as discrete reserves or have been incorporated into larger new reserves.
- Transitional arrangements involve NO CHANGE ON THE WATER for marine users.
- If you hold an existing approval to undertake activities within the renamed Ningaloo Commonwealth Marine Reserve, you are able to continue to operate under the terms of your existing approval.
- No additional administrative requirements apply.
About the management plan
This is the second Management Plan for Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters).
This management plan expired on 2 July 2009. Interim management arrangements for Ningaloo Marine Park (Commonwealth Waters) commenced on 3 July 2009 and will remain in place until the development of a new management plan at the conclusion of the marine bioregional planning process for the north-west marine region.
The timing of the next management plan is dependent on the marine bioregional planning process in the north-west marine region. The first step of the planning process, the regional profile for the region, was released in November 2008. The profile, and more information about the marine bioregional planning process, can be found at www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/north-west.