Release of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority governance review

Published 05/10/2017

Statement by Dr Russell Reichelt, Chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

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New assessment approach for Marine Park permits

Published 04/10/2017

A new, clearer application and assessment process for permits to operate in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has come in to effect.

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Gladstone fishing master receives $20,000 fine for repeat illegal fishing offences

Published 25/09/2017

A $20,000 fine and conviction for illegal commercial fishing in the Gladstone region shows there are serious consequences for commercial operators repeatedly threatening Great Barrier Reef resilience.

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Managing for a resilient Reef

Information on the Great Barrier Reef Summit — Managing for Resilience — which took place on 24 and 25 May 2017 and involved over 70 regional, national and international delegates.

Climate change policies review

We recently provided input to the Australian Department of Environment and Energy on the climate change policies and review discussion paper.

Corporate information

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's 2017–18 Corporate Plan sets out our strategic direction, work plan and outlines how we'll increase our capabilities over the next four years.

Permission system

A new online application portal has been launched to allow applicants to submit Marine Parks permit applications and to manage their existing permits and contact details.

Updates to Whitsundays Plan of Management

From 2 August 2017 there are new rules in place to better protect the Whitsundays area, one of the iconic areas of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Draft environmental values and water quality objectives

Have your say on the draft environmental values and water quality objectives under the Environmental Protection Policy (EPP Water).