Friends of Batemans Marine Park

Are you a friend of the Batemans Marine Park? Sign up now! 

The NSW Liberal/National Government is about to undertake a review - a defacto rezoning - of the Batemans Marine Park. It's clear some in Government want to wind back the important marine sanctuary protections that are the backbone of the park, sustain its remarkable biodiversity and support healthy fish populations. 

Batemans Marine Park needs friends to stick up for it and ensure it's protected for the future. 

The rezoning is expected to start in the 2nd half of 2018. It's important that as many people as possible have their say about the future of the park. 

Add your name below as a Friend of the Batemans Marine Park and I'll keep you updated on the Government's consultation plans and what you can do to ensure a positive future for the marine park and the estuaries, beaches and ocean along the magnificent South Coast.

We want to make sure any future plans for Batemans Marine Park:

  • brings together all user groups including commercial and recreational fishers, local indigenous communities, divers, boaters, surfers and local government representatives to ensure any new plans reflect local needs and the needs of the marine environment.
  • doesn't go backwards in terms of fully protected marine sanctuary zones and ensures these zones are best placed to build local marine biodiversity and the resilience of the marine park
  • ensures there is adequate future enforcement of the rules to maintain the integrity of the park for all users. 

Thank you for being a friend of the Batemans Marine Park. I'll be in touch shortly. 

Justin Field 
Greens MLC

Who's signing

Patti Wilkins
Jenny Bylos
Josephine Perret
eggburt egg
Daniela Osiander
Erin Jelley
Ian Scott
Rebecca Wood
Howard McCallum
Tracey Foster
Neville Green
Jorj Lowrey
Jamie Dixon
Mark Westwood
Marilyn Raven
Barb Thornton
Ian Taylor
Adrienne Rigg
Nick Hopkins
Nick Hopkins
Alexander Graham
Lorrine Graham
Joslyn van der Moolen
Christopher Bell
Sten Larsen
John Caldwell
Lesley Martick
Lealie Handley
Eugenie Loisance

Will you sign?

Showing 48 reactions

  • Patti Wilkins
    signed 2019-01-16 14:39:26 +1100
  • Jenny Bylos
    signed 2019-01-16 12:38:36 +1100
  • Josephine Perret
    signed 2018-11-12 01:13:20 +1100
  • eggburt egg
    signed 2018-09-17 17:39:26 +1000
    Justin Field you are a disgrace to the south coast you probably dont even fish .. u want to protect the fish from fishermen?? how about spending your time protecting them from the commercial fishermen you moron . fishermen pay for fishing licences etc and should be alowed to fish where they like .. this is the only country that protect fish , they are fish dont need protection from you or the govt , greens etc so shove your protection of sanctuary zones up your ass you idiot nobody wants to hear your stupidity jack go back and knit some more booties you woman
  • Daniela Osiander
    signed 2018-09-06 10:18:48 +1000
  • Erin Jelley
    signed 2018-07-25 07:17:01 +1000
    There is absolutely no question we MUST protect this (Bateman) and all marine parks for the planet, the ecosystems and our future generations.
  • Ian Scott
    signed via 2018-07-23 18:07:57 +1000
  • Rebecca Wood
    signed 2018-07-23 14:40:00 +1000
    The Marine Park needs to stay!
  • Howard McCallum
    signed 2018-07-20 14:38:13 +1000
    Preservation of our Marine National Parks is essential! Reduction of existing parks is madness!
  • Tracey Foster
    signed 2018-07-20 09:02:34 +1000
  • Neville Green
    signed 2018-07-19 21:19:13 +1000
    Love the conservation
  • Jorj Lowrey
    signed 2018-07-19 09:50:22 +1000
  • Jamie Dixon
    signed 2018-07-18 10:03:30 +1000
  • Mark Westwood
    signed 2018-07-18 08:13:51 +1000
  • Marilyn Raven
    signed 2018-07-18 05:35:28 +1000
  • Barb Thornton
    signed 2018-07-17 23:57:00 +1000
  • Ian Taylor
    signed 2018-07-17 21:57:53 +1000
  • Adrienne Rigg
    signed 2018-07-17 20:03:53 +1000
  • Nick Hopkins
    signed 2018-07-17 19:02:46 +1000
  • Nick Hopkins
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-17 19:01:26 +1000
    Sign the petition: Friends of Batemans Marine Park
  • Nick Hopkins
    signed 2018-07-17 19:00:40 +1000
    Nick HOPKINS
  • Alexander Graham
    signed 2018-07-17 18:35:41 +1000
  • Lorrine Graham
    signed 2018-07-17 18:27:51 +1000
  • Joslyn van der Moolen
    signed 2018-07-17 16:28:48 +1000
    The Coastwatchers Association Inc is interested in this issue.
  • Christopher Bell
    signed 2018-07-17 14:09:08 +1000
    I fish there, and I’m happy to do so subject to the existing restrictions.
  • Sten Larsen
    signed 2018-07-17 12:35:30 +1000
    We need to stop current usustainable fishing practices. We need more santuaries not less.
  • John Caldwell
    signed 2018-07-17 11:34:31 +1000
  • Lesley Martick
    signed 2018-07-17 09:27:42 +1000
  • Lealie Handley
    signed 2018-07-17 07:17:11 +1000
  • Eugenie Loisance
    signed 2018-07-17 06:27:59 +1000