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Legislative requirements

The Marine Parks Act 2007 was proclaimed on 22 May 2008.

This milestone paved the way for the establishment of a representative system of marine parks in our state's waters. The Act provides certainty and surety about the process for developing marine parks with multiple opportunities for stakeholder and community involvement.

Second Reading Speeches are written when proposed Acts (referred to as Bills) are introduced to the Parliament. These speeches explain the purpose and intent of the Bill, including brief explanations of each clause.

Rack plans show the areas proclaimed as marine parks under the Marine Parks Act 2007. These Rack Plans are held by the Surveyor General at the Lands Services Division office at:

101 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia
Phone: (+61 8) 8423 5000

Policy commitments

During consultation with various stakeholders, the State Government made various commitments. These commitments helped provide additional certainty for the various industries that use the marine environment:

Legislation archive