Management Planning

A new approach to management planning will be piloted at Batemans Marine Park and Solitary Islands Marine Park. This process will involve the community and will look at economic, social and environmental values of the parks.  Once the pilot is complete, management plans will be developed for the other marine parks.

The management plans will replace existing marine park zoning and operational plans. The new plans will be underpinned by threat and risk assessments and better incorporate all values and uses.

Current Operational Plan

The Cape Byron Marine Park Operational Plan outlines how the marine park will be managed to meet key the objectives of:

  • conservating marine biodiversity;
  • maintaining ecological processes;
  • providing opportunities for ecologically sustainable use;
  • supporting public appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the marine park.

The Operational Plan was developed in consultation with the then Cape Byron Marine Park Advisory Committee.

Other management actions