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Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan Opportunities Survey

The aim of the survey is to facilitate public feedback on the opportunities presented in the Great Sandy Marine Park Zoning Plan discussion paper to enhance the management of the marine park.

The survey is presented in two parts:

Part 1 of the survey includes 10 general questions about Great Sandy Marine Park management.  This part of the survey should take about 5 minutes to complete. 

Part 2 of the survey is optional and includes topic-specific and regional marine park issues. You can skip any of the questions in Part 2 and only answer the ones that interest you. This part of the survey can take up to 20 minutes to complete, if you consider all of the questions in this section.

Questions with no response will be taken to mean you have no opinion on these topics.

Please note: All survey responses are confidential and cannot be publicly viewed.

Fields marked with * must be completed.

Part 1 - General
Does the Great Sandy Marine Park adequately protect the marine environment while also allowing for a range of activities to be undertaken?  *
Should no anchoring areas be introduced to protect coral communities?  *
Should there be more protection for shorebirds throughout the marine park?  *
Should there be more go slow areas in the marine park to protect turtles and dugong?  *
Which habitat types do you think need greater protection in the marine park?  *
Select all that apply

Should there be more protection for grey nurse sharks?  *
Should there be more protection for heritage items in the marine park?  *
Which activities do you support occurring in the marine park?  *
Select all that apply

Should zoning be changed to manage shoreline erosion and allow land owners to install private jetties / boat ramps in selected locations?  *
Comments / suggestions
Do you wish to continue to Part 2 of the survey and answer further questions on specific topics and regional marine park issues?  
Part 2 - Topic specific
Which of the following topics would you like to comment on?  
You will only see the topics that are selected
Shorebird conservation
Which of these shorebird roost sites should be considered for inclusion in the designated shorebird roosting and feeding area?  
Select all that apply

Should whole-of-park measures be adopted to protect shorebirds like in Moreton Bay Marine Park?  
Designated Great Sandy Area
Which of these actions should be considered for the designated Great Sandy Area:  

Use and zoning
Which of these actions should be considered to manage each existing non-conforming use:  
  Allow activity to continue Phase activity out
Commercial coral collecting in the conservation park zone located north of Woody Island
Commercial aquarium collecting in the marine national park zone located east of Little Woody Point


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Which of these actions should be considered to manage each existing non-conforming use:  
  Allow activity to continue Phase activity out
Commercial crabbing in the conservation park zone located in the Great Sandy Strait, Baffle Creek, Elliott River and Burrum River
Commercial beam trawling in the conservation park zone located in the Mary River and waters from its mouth to 1 km seaward of its mouth
Dredge spoil disposal in the conservation park zone located in the Great Sandy Strait near the mouth of Snapper Creek


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Which of these actions should be considered to manage commercial bait netting in conservation park zones:  

Shoreline management
Which of these actions should be considered to manage shoreline erosion and private infrastructure:  
Select all that apply

Part 2 - Regions
Which of the following regions would you like to comment on the management of?  
You will only see questions relating to the regions you select
Bundaberg region
Should parts of Baffle Creek be included in a marine national park zone to support the longterm health and resilience of this system?  
Which of these actions should be considered along Moore Park Beach to enhance protection of nesting turtles, hatchlings and their habitat:  
Select all that apply

Woongarra Coast region
Should a conservation park zone be adopted between Burnett Heads and Burkitt's Reef in recognition of the significance of the sandy beaches and offshore habitats for turtles?  
Which of these actions should be considered at Mon Repos to enhance protection of resting, nesting and courting turtles and their hatchlings?  
Select all that apply

Which of these actions should be considered for the marine national park (green) zones at Burkitt's Reef (MNP1), Hoffman's Rocks (MNP2) and Barolin Rock (MNP3) to protect coral reef communities:  
Select all that apply

Woodgate and Burrum Coast region
Which of these actions should be considered to protect coral communities at Four Mile Reef:  
Select all that apply

Which of these actions should be considered for the go slow area at the mouth of the Burrum River to protect turtle and dugong habitat:  
Select all that apply

Should a conservation park zone be adopted adjacent to the Burrum Coast National Park north and south of the Burrum River mouth and over shallow water habitat outside the river mouth to support enhanced connectivity with the national park, plus enhanced protection at the mouth of the Burrum River?  
Hervey Bay Coast region
Which of these actions should be considered to minimise impacts on amenity values and reduce disturbance to shorebirds, turtles and dugong in Eli Creek:  

Should a go slow area be established over intertidal habitat outside Eli Creek to protect resting turtles?  
Should the western boundary of the current conservation park zone west of Point Vernon be relocated further west to better cover and protect reef communities in this area?  
To enhance the protection of coral communities, select the locations at which the establishment of a marine national park zone (MNPZ) should be considered:  
Select all that apply

To enhance the protection of coral communities, select the locations at which no anchoring rules should be considered:  
Select all that apply

Central and Eastern Hervey Bay region
Should the conservation park zone at Coongul Creek and Wathumba Creek be modified to better capture the dynamic nature of these creek mouths and enhance conservation of the creek ecosystems and connectivity with Platypus Bay? Note, as an example, a strip of conservation park zone occurs along the mouth of Baffle Creek helping to cater for any coastal movement.  
Should the current habitat protection zone be expanded further west into Platypus Bay to enhance habitat and species protection and connectivity with K'gari (Fraser Island) and the Fraser Island World Heritage Area, while also recognising the importance of the area for whales, tourism and other uses of Platypus Bay?  
Should the waters of Platypus Bay adjacent to the western side of K'gari (Fraser Island) north of Wathumba Creek be recognised as a remote natural area with go slow requirements and associated restrictions on motorised water activities such as water skiing, to help maintain the natural landscape and amenity values of this area?  
Which of these actions should be considered in the vicinity of Rooney Point:  
Select all that apply

Which of these actions should be considered along the coastline between Ferguson Spit and Sandy Cape on K'gari (Fraser Island) to protect reef communities and turtle and dugong habitat:  
Select all that apply

Offshore
Which of these actions should be considered to enhance the protection of grey nurse shark and other offshore habitats and species:  
Select all that apply

Great Sandy Strait region
Which of these actions should be considered for the existing marine national park (green) zone (MNP14) at the northern end of Woody Island to protect coral communities:  
Select all that apply

Should the existing go slow area between Moon Point and Black Creek on K'gari (Fraser Island) be expanded to better protect turtle and dugong and their habitat in adjacent shallow water areas?  
Should there be a strip of marine national park (green) zone adjacent to the Great Sandy National Park supporting enhanced connectivity and protection of this area in recognition of the Fraser Island World Heritage Area, Great Sandy National Park and environmental values of the inshore habitats between Moon Point and Black Creek on K'gari (Fraser Island)?  
Which of these actions should be considered in the vicinity of the marine national park (green) zones at Turkey (MNP19), Walsh (MNP20) and Bookar (MNP18) Islands to enhance management, and species and habitat protection:  

Should a go slow area be designated over the shallow water habitats around the Reef Islands to protect turtles and dugong and their habitat?  
Should the current Kauri Creek go slow area be extended to provide greater coverage of intertidal and shallow water habitat to enhance the protection of turtles and dugong and their habitat?  
Further suggestions / comments
Are there any other suggestions or comments that you would like to make to enhance the management of the Great Sandy Marine Park?  
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Last updated
 16 January 2019

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