A list of current plans, applications and assessments for public consultation are available online, along with details on the process.
All proposals for development within or partly within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park must be assessed for a permit under the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975.
If the proposal is likely to have a significant impact on a matter of national environmental significance, including the Marine Park and World Heritage Area, then the proponent must also seek approval from the Federal Environment Minister under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
A privacy notice outlines how we handle personal information supplied by a permit applicant as part of the application process.
Open for public comment
The opportunity for the public to comment on a proposal is an important part of our environmental assessment and consultative processes. Interested parties are invited to contact us for more information or to make a written submission on the below proposals.
|Queensland Shark Control Program
The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has applied to continue operating its shark control program in Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters.
The program involves the use of nets and drumlines in the Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Capricorn Coast and Gladstone regions.
An information package from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is available.
Open for public comment to 30 November 2015.
Submissions can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Please note our privacy notice for submissions.
|Improving the permission system
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking to improve its permissions system, which is a key tool for managing activities in the Marine Park.
We are seeking input to help us decide which changes to make to regulations, policies and guidelines.
Open for public comment to 18 December 2015.