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Our policies give effect to the agency's responsibilities, functions and powers outlined in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975. A policy will only be developed where there is an identified need that has been approved by the Marine Park Authority (Board) or, if urgent - the Chairman.

Position Statements

Position statements express the Authority’s position on an issue where it has a strong interest but is outside its direct regulatory control.

Zoning Plan

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Zoning Plan and related legislation are the foundation of our resilience-based management approach.


Guidelines generally support the agency's policies or position statements and outline the agency process on certain issues.

Updated 1 Feb 2024
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