The South-east Regional Marine Plan
National Oceans Office, 2001
About the report
This Scoping Paper is about developing Australia's first regional marine plan for the waters of the south-east of our oceans territory. The Commonwealth Government made a commitment to regional marine planning in Australia's Oceans Policy (1998). The Paper outlines the planning process and summarises important issues and questions. It won't answer all the questions that the Plan will deal with, as these will be dealt with later in the planning process.
Because this is the first Regional Marine Plan, this Paper deals with issues that will apply to all Regional Marine Plans as well as those specific to the South-east Region. An important aim of the Paper is to get feedback on the planning process and the range of issues the South-east Regional Marine Plan will address.
This Paper, along with the document A snapshot of the South-east (A description of the South-east Marine Region) will tell you about the Region and some of the issues that could be relevant to you.