It's Time for a Sydney Marine Park
Our ocean, beaches, coastline and precious marine life face increasing pressures from climate change and pollution and need urgent protection. The environmental, social and economic benefits of marine parks are well documented.
Only 7% of NSW waters are currently protected by no-take sanctuary zones, no-take sanctuary zones improve the overall fish stocks and provide flow on benefits for commercial and recreational fishing.
Sydney Harbour and its surrounds are an unique and iconic environment, much-loved both at home and overseas. It has significant environmental, recreational, heritage, economic and cultural values.
We urgently need a Sydney Marine Park to protect the beaches, coastlines and marine life we love, for this and future generations.
Your petitioners request that the Parliament will:
Create a Sydney Marine Park in the Hawkesbury Shelf bio-region that will have identified sanctuary zones, mixed use zones and offer something for everyone.
Apply the marine park from the northern end of Bouddi National Park on the Central Coast to the southern end of the Royal National Park near Stanwell Park.
Act urgently on climate change to establish a Sydney Marine Park and protect Sydney’s unique marine features.