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Help protect WA’s spectacular south coast

The WA Government recently announced plans to create a marine park along WA’s south coast.

This is an incredible opportunity to protect the south coast’s spectacular marine life, culture, great fishing, and our treasured coastal lifestyle for years to come.

From Australian sea lions and southern right whales to seadragons and blue gropers, the spectacular waters of WA’s south coast are home to a wealth of marine life – much of which is found nowhere else on earth.

Creating a well-designed marine park for the south coast can provide an insurance policy for the health of our unique marine life into the future while supporting great fishing, tourism and recreation opportunities.

Join us in showing your support for this park, and help ensure it provides a win-win for conservation, culture, recreation and local communities. 

Tell the WA Government you support the south coast marine park today.

Letter text

Dear Environment Minister Whitby,

I strongly support the WA Government’s commitment to create a south coast marine park from Bremer Bay to the South Australian border, as part of your groundbreaking Plan for Our Parks initiative.

Healthy marine life is central to the way of life, livelihoods, tourism drawcard and local economies of the south coast. 

This marine park is an incredible opportunity to protect the south coast’s spectacular marine life, culture, great fishing and our treasured coastal lifestyle into the future

From endangered Australian sea lions and southern right whales to seadragons and blue gropers, the south coast’s turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and rugged reefs are home to a wealth of marine life – much of which is found nowhere else on earth.

Creating a well-designed marine park for the south coast can provide an insurance policy for the health of our unique marine life into the future while supporting great fishing, tourism and recreation opportunities. The design of the marine park should acknowledge the aspirations of the Traditional Owners along the south coast. 

The development of a comprehensive, adequate and representative zoning plan should include enough sanctuaries to protect feeding and nursery areas and build resilience against growing threats, alongside a mix of other zones that recognise cultural values, and allow for different activities, including commercial and recreational fishing.

I encourage the McGowan Government to continue its work with local communities, Traditional Owner groups, and the tourism, diving, fishing and science sectors to protect the south coast’s outstanding conservation values and iconic tourism assets. 

Yours sincerely

The WA Government recently announced plans to create a marine park along WA’s south coast.

This is an incredible opportunity to protect the south coast’s spectacular marine life, culture, great fishing, and our treasured coastal lifestyle for years to come.

Join us in showing your support for this park, and help ensure it provides a win-win for conservation, culture, recreation and local communities.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our offices stand and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.