Consultation - underway

The opportunity for the public to comment on a proposal is an important part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's environmental assessment and consultative processes. Interested parties are invited to contact us for more information, or to make a written submission in relation to the proposal.

The below proposals are in different phases of the consultative processes. 

Consultation feedback being considered

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Reef 2050 Plan draft policies

The draft Cumulative Impact Management Policy and the draft Net Benefit Policy complement each other by providing guidance on how to reduce threats and improve the Reef’s resilience in the context of continuing climate change pressures. These policies set out principles and steps to guide their practical application.

These draft policies were open for comment until 25 August 2017. Feedback is currently being reviewed.

Policy on ‘Cruise Ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef’

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were seeking comment on the draft policy which has been updated to reflect current management arrangements and to promote ecological sustainable cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef. The draft policy guides how protected area managers make decisions on cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef and informs cruise ship operators, booking agents and tourists of management arrangements.Public comment was being sought for consideration in the final policy document. Comments were due 14 July 2017. Feedback is currently being reviewed.