In 2018, the Government commissioned BDO EconSearch to undertake an independent review to assess the economic, social and environmental values of the current marine park sanctuary zones.

Following consultation with the commercial fishing, recreational fishing and conservation sectors, the Government is proposing to change the boundaries of two marine parks and amend six marine park management plans:

  • Extensions to the outer boundaries of the Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park and Encounter Marine Park
  • Amendments to the following marine park management plans:
    • Upper Gulf St Vincent Marine Park
    • Encounter Marine Park, including the new Port Stanvac Sanctuary Zone and the Metro Reef Sanctuary Zone off Glenelg
    • Nuyts Archipelago Marine Park
    • Neptune Islands Group (Ron and Valerie Taylor) Marine Park
    • Western Kangaroo Island Marine Park
    • Upper South East Marine Park

For more information and to have your say, please click here: SA’s Marine Parks
Closing date for submissions is 5.00 pm Friday 10 July 2020.