Community engagement for draft TARA extended


COMMUNITY engagement on the first statewide threat and risk assessment (TARA) for the NSW marine estate has been extended from 31st March to 18th April to ensure stakeholders have extra time to prepare their submissions.

Six workshops with key stakeholders from state and local government, recreational fishing, commercial fishing, conservation, diving, boating and universities were held during February where participants highlighted the need for additional time to provide considered comment on the draft statewide TARA.

A series of ten Aboriginal workshops have now concluded along the NSW coast to seek out any additional evidence that can inform the Aboriginal cultural findings in the statewide TARA.

The final report will inform the ongoing management of the NSW marine estate through the drafting of a new 10-year Marine Estate Management Strategy.

It will also be considered in the creation of new management plans, starting with the Solitary Islands and Batemans Marine Parks.

The draft TARA report includes revised findings for the Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion, now called the “Central Region”, which includes greater Sydney.

The draft report, background reports and other supporting material are available at

To go directly to the recreational fishing threats and risk assessment activities click here.

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