“Commonwealth marine reserves outlined for SW Australia…
The Australian Government has announced a consultation on a proposed network of Commonwealth marine reserves for the south-west marine region, stretching from Kangaroo Island in the east to Shark Bay World Heritage Area in the west.
The network of reserves comprises a mix of zones that will impact on activities permitted within designated areas, including extensive Marine National Park zones with only very limited scope of activities, which do not include recreational fishing.
In consultation with local BIA representatives from Western Australia and South Australia, it is clear that while generally the proposals do not impact the industry or boaters in such a dramatic way as state marine parks, there are a number of specific concerns with some zones being very close to or encompassing key recreational fishing areas. A combined response will be made to the consultation by BIAA and local state BIAs: any member wishing to contribute should review the consultation document and then contact their state BIA office or direct comments to BIAA directly using CONTACT US on the website.
Boating Industry Alliance welcomes GST changes for recreational marine industry
Grey imports: an industry response…
The next phases in the program, to include targeting compliance and development of supporting regulatory requirements, is being developed and will be rolled out to support the industry over the coming months.