Moreton Bay Marine Park Brisbane

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Zoning Plan remake and review

The remade Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2019 came into effect on 1 September 2019.

Consultation on the Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan review

Consultation mail out

Consultation mail out

Cover of 'Have your say: Moreton Bay Marine Park'

Cover of 'Have your say: Moreton Bay Marine Park'

Stage 1—Information-gathering

Consultation activities included:

  • mail outs to more than 3000 marine park users
  • meetings with community members and key user groups
  • workshops with stakeholder reference group
  • meetings with expert advisory panel
  • public displays in ten south-east Queensland locations
  • displays at community events such as Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show, Gold Coast Boat Show and Brisbane International Boat Show
  • around 4000 copies of current zoning plan map and information sheets distributed
  • establishing an online survey to seek input from the community
  • more than 75 face-to-face meetings with key stakeholders to receive input and help develop the draft zoning plan
  • nine stakeholder workshops with more than 100 participants to discuss and refine the department's candidate areas for higher protection
  • community service advertisements on radio and in community newspapers
  • community service announcements all major television stations.

How the community accessed information and provided feedback:

  • free calls and emails received: over 400
  • online surveys completed: over 6500
  • public display session attendance: over 450
  • one-on-one meetings: over 75

How the feedback was used:

  • Information from stakeholder groups and from the general public through the online survey was combined with more than 200 datasets to identify 35 areas of interest for greater protection within the marine park.
  • Key stakeholder groups provided advice on the extent of their activities within and adjacent to the areas of interest and their views on the values attributed to the areas, which was used to develop the draft zoning plan.

Stage 2—Formal consultation

Consultation included:

  • releasing the draft zoning plan, Regulatory Impact Statement and draft Public Benefit Test for public consultation (from 2 December 2007 to 7 March 2008)
  • establishing an online submission form to receive electronic submissions on the draft zoning plan
  • distributing around 2000 printed submission forms
  • six public displays in south-east Queensland attended by more than 800 people
  • receiving and responding to more than 300 emails, over 250 letters, and more than 1100 phone calls
  • distributing more than 24,000 information postcards to local bait and tackle, fishing and boating suppliers
  • community service announcements on radio and in community newspapers
  • more than 30 face-to-face meetings with stakeholder groups
  • meetings with community members and key user groups.

How the community accessed information and provided feedback:

  • mail outs to more than 3000 marine park users
  • submissions received: over 8000
  • free calls received: over 1100
  • letters and emails received: over 500
  • public display session attendance: over 800
  • one-on-one meetings: over 30

How the feedback was used:

  • Information from submissions was individually assessed and considered against the Scientific Guiding Principles used for the review to develop the final zoning plan.
  • A total of 55 boundary changes were made to different zones in response to public submissions.

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