Australia's South-east Marine Region:
A User's Guide to Identifying Candidate Areas for a
Regional Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
© Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISBN: 0 642 54950 8
- Australia's South-east Marine Region: A User's Guide to Identifying Candidate Areas for a Regional Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (PDF - 3.6 MB)
About the user's guide
This guide, developed with input from stakeholders and scientific advice, aims to assist stakeholders to contribute information to the identification and selection of options for a representative system of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Australia's South-east Marine Region.
This guide is in two parts:
Part A includes an introduction and background on general considerations for designing the regional system of MPAs as a whole. Part A outlines the context and the evolution of the process to date and will be essential reading for people less familiar with the process or who have not been directly involved.
Part B includes guidance to stakeholders in the form of specifications, a checklist and a hypothetical example to help identify options for a representative system of MPAs using 11 Broad Areas of Interest.
Stakeholders who are familiar with the MPA process in Australia's South-east Marine Region, and who have been involved in the evolution of the process over the last few years, may wish to go directly to Part B of this guide and begin to consider their options for a system of MPAs in the region.
Additional resources are available on the Environment Australia Marine Protected Areas web site including maps showing:
- Broad Areas of Interest for the South-east Marine Region
- Exclusive Economic Zone boundary (200 nautical miles)
- Coastal waters boundary (three nautical miles)
- Geomorphic features
- the Interim Marine and Coastal Regionalisation for Australia (IMCRA)
- Level 2 and 3 bioregionalisations
- Existing marine protected areas in Commonwealth and state waters
- Maps of each of the Broad Areas of Interest in pdf format
Commonwealth of Australia 2003
Information contained in this publication may be copied or reproduced for study, research, information or educational purposes, subject to inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source and provided no commercial usage or sale of the material occurs. Reproduction for purposes other than those given above requires written permission from Environment Australia. Requests for permission should be addressed to:
Parks Australia South
Department of the Environment and Heritage
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
This paper was prepared by to assist with the process of identifying marine areas for inclusion within a representative system of marine protected areas as part of the South-east Regional Marine Plan. The views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth does not accept responsibility for the contents of this report, and shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may be occasioned directly or indirectly through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of this publication.