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.


Who's signing

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 17 reactions

  • 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