Draft Marine Tourism Contingency Plan
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) has developed the draft Policy - Marine Tourism Contingency Plan for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, to support marine tourism operators impacted by a severe environmental incident.
After initial consultation with the tourism industry, GBRMPA revised the Marine Tourism Contingency Plan for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park released in 2004. This draft policy:
- clarifies the definition of a severe environmental incident
- provides a greater range of responses to a severe environmental incident, especially in areas covered by Plans of Management
- where possible, provides for the continuity of tourism operations and commits to treating all valid marine park applications made under the policy with priority.
Some legislative changes will be required to fully implement the policy as currently drafted.
The public comment period for the draft policy has closed.
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