GSMP Review Update

With the GSMP Zoning Plan set to expire on 1 September 2017 the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef, the Honourable Steven Miles MP, has approved a two phase process for the Zoning Plan review.

Phase 1 involves the renewal of the current zoning plan to ensure the continuation of the existing rules beyond the 1 September 2017 Zoning Plan expiry date. Under this phase all existing Zoning Plan rules would continue unchanged until the outcomes of Phase 2.

Phase 2 involves a review and consultative process. This phase has commenced and a discussion paper is currently expected to be released for public consultation by September 2017.

Further details on the renewal process, including a copy of the renewed Zoning Plan, are provided on the department's website