It's Time for a Sydney Marine Park

To the Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council of New South Wales
This petition of certain citizens of NSW states that:

  • The Marine environment and plants and animals that rely on it are facing increasing pressure from climate change, pollution and habitat loss from inappropriate coastal development.

  • Marine Parks, and particularly fully-protected no-take sanctuary zones, are critical to building the resilience of the marine environment to respond and adapt to these pressures.

  • The environmental, social and economic benefits of marine parks are well documented.

  • The Hawkesbury Shelf region from Newcastle to Wollongong currently has no Marine Park and less than 1% of coastal waters have any form of protection.

Your petitioners request that the Parliament will:

  • Supports legislation to establish a Sydney Marine Park in the Hawkesbury Shelf Marine Bio-region with comprehensive, adequate and representative fully-protected sanctuary zones.

  • Take action to address marine pollution, including by phasing out single-use plastic, ending all sewage outfall and better managing storm water runoff.

  • End inappropriate coastal development that has negative impacts on coastal and estuary habitat which is essential for a healthy marine environment.


Who's signing

Richard Orr
Damien Atkins
Josephine Perret
Christiana Ferreira
Shauna Forrest
Ben Mcgowan
John Smoth
Nate Willis
Susan Read
Annette Tazawa
Sian Liddy
Marie Gunderson-Briggs
Alison Read
Stephanie Canaway
Mitchell Brennan
Tess Dowman
gaye mallinson
Bruce McQueen

Will you sign?

Showing 19 reactions

  • Richard Orr
    signed 2019-03-22 18:38:27 +1100
    We URGENTLY need the establishment of Marine Parks in Sydney Harbour. Uncontrolled Recreational Fishing has devastated many fish species, which together with Pollution Run -Off and Boat Anchor destruction of Sea Grass Beds has destroyed once beautiful Undersea Gardens and Marine Habitat. Particularly here in Chowder Bay or Clifton Gardens and Neilsen Park and Lady Bay.

    Please introduce funding for the creation of these Marine Parks NOW

    Richard Orr -Clifton Gardens
  • Damien Atkins
    signed 2019-02-12 16:10:25 +1100
  • Josephine Perret
    signed 2018-11-12 01:20:29 +1100
  • Christiana Ferreira
    signed 2018-11-07 21:55:27 +1100
  • Shauna Forrest
    signed 2018-09-27 13:04:18 +1000
    The Strategy for a new marine park proposal for the bioregion focuses on addressing priority and cumulative threats that operate throughout the NSW marine estate, and could result in a many benefits to the people of NSW including:

    reduced site-based threats and additional protection for some of the best examples of the bioregion’s marine biodiversity and habitats

    conserving marine biodiversity for current and future generations

    benefiting local business owners by allowing them to promote the marine park as a tourism drawcard

    allowing for a range of activities and uses, depending on the management objectives for each site.
  • Ben Mcgowan
    signed 2018-09-20 15:20:43 +1000
  • John Smoth
    signed 2018-09-13 12:45:17 +1000
    Justin your a knob
  • Nate Willis
    signed 2018-09-12 12:20:31 +1000
    I think the government scrapping the plan is a smart move, after all shouldn’t a green person such as yourself be more concerned about sewerage run off and pollution instead of a families fishing trip?
  • Susan Read
    signed 2018-09-08 11:53:44 +1000
    We need a marine park to ensure the future of Sydney and NSW’s significant coastline is protected and retain its immense environmental, cultural , economic and recreational value.
  • Annette Tazawa
    signed 2018-08-20 12:55:17 +1000
  • Sian Liddy
    signed 2018-08-07 20:31:32 +1000
    Our current management of marine systems in Sydney is not sustainable with increasing population size. An overhaul is overdue. A Sydney Marine park will establish healthier oceans for the future, meaning more fish and better air quality for residents.
  • Marie Gunderson-Briggs
    signed 2018-08-07 19:04:49 +1000
  • Alison Read
    signed 2018-08-07 12:21:11 +1000
  • Stephanie Canaway
    signed 2018-08-07 10:47:09 +1000
  • Mitchell Brennan
    signed 2018-08-07 10:15:50 +1000
  • Tess Dowman
    signed 2018-08-07 00:13:54 +1000
    Tess Dowman
  • gaye mallinson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-05-23 22:57:44 +1000
    Sign the petition: Sydney Marine Park
  • gaye mallinson
    signed 2018-05-23 22:57:36 +1000
  • Bruce McQueen
    signed 2018-05-23 17:38:12 +1000