Open for public comment

Draft policy: Cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service are seeking comment on the draft policy ‘Cruise ship operations within the Great Barrier Reef’.

This policy 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.

Commenting on the draft policy

To comment on this draft policy, please complete the online submission form.

Alternatively,  download a copy of the form and either email to consultation@gbrmpa.gov.au, fax to (07) 4772 6093 or mail to:

Cruise ship policy

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

PO Box 1379

TOWNSVILLE  QLD  4810

Comments on the draft policy can also be directly emailed to consultation@gbrmpa.gov.au.

Closing date for commenting on the draft policy

You are invited to provide comment on the draft policy by 5pm Friday 14 July 2017.

Information provided will not be regarded as confidential unless confidentiality is specifically requested. This information may also be provided to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.

Due consideration will be given to public comments before the policy is finalised.