Jervis Bay Community CruiseShip Coalition
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Keep Jervis Bay Unspoilt

Submissions and example submissions

KJBBB submission on the draft Plan

HWCV submission on the draft Plan

AMCS suggested points

The State Government’s proposed Marine Park Management Plan will NOT protect marine parks.

Time to let the NSW Government know what you think about their plan to let cruise ships into Jervis Bay!

The NSW Government has released their Draft Management Plan for Marine Parks (2021-2031) which allows cruise ships among other changes to Jervis Bay Marine Park.

The consultation period is open until 31 January 2022.


Have your say.

 

We want to keep cruise ships out of Jervis Bay to ensure the protection and conservation of the biodiversity of Jervis Bay

What we are concerned about

The NSW Government is pushing the arrival of cruise ships in Jervis Bay. 

The Government prioritises the economic values of marine parks, rather than the primary purpose of conserving our ocean’s biodiversity.

  • The Plan often ignores the primary purpose of marine parks and proposes objectives and actions that are not underpinned by the legislated primary purpose of protecting marine ecosystems. Most importantly – whether it be the cost to the environment and marine ecosystem, the local community through loss of amenity (e.g. congestion, overcrowded beaches, increased rates to pay for maintenance and upgrading of infrastructure) and to local Councils and other organisation.

  • The Plan proposes to reduce ‘regulatory burden’ to a general code of conduct, and streamlining of regulatory oversight and approvals. They are suggesting that a large range of activities will be automatically approved without any environmental impact assessment (now or then), or oversight. This may open the door for a large range of activities to take place e.g. cruise ships, film sets that restrict the access of the broader community to beaches and other areas of the park.

  • The Plan’s proposal to develop a Memorandum of Understanding between the State and Commonwealth Governments is part of that process.It is all about allowing easier access for cruise ships to use the naval waters of Jervis Bay.

  • The Plan completely misses the impact of increased population and in increased tourism on water quality, marine debris, and marine creatures.

  • The Plan partners with 120 stakeholders who exploit ocean resources, but fewer than 15 partnerships with conservation groups, marine educators, academic institutions, or marine science professional bodies.

Click here for our detailed summary and our detailed comments

WAYS TO HELP

Take Action Now

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SEND A MESSAGE

Go to this link and send a message to our politicians telling them we want stronger protection for our marine parks, and cruise ships to be banned.

Please add in any specific ‘want’ that you have for example ban all personal watercraft in marine parks such as jets skis, and mini submarines especially in parks that are homes to marine mammals

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Do ONE of the following:

MAKE A SUBMISSION

Print out our 2 page letter to DPIE requesting changes to the draft management plan including NO cruise ships in marine parks.

Then post to the address at the top of the letter; send by Registered Post if you are able.

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COMPLETE THE SURVEY

Go to the DPIE online survey:

Please add in any specific ‘want’ that you have for example ban all personal watercraft in marine parks such as jets skis, and mini submarines especially in parks that are homes to marine mammals

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Additional action:

Send a message to one of the following politicians. Send your own message or send our editable submission.