Submission Period for GSMP Discussion Paper has Closed

The submission period for responding to the recent discussion paper regarding the rezoning of the Great Sandy Marine park has closed.  It is anticipated that a draft plan will be released sometime around August 2019 when the public will get one more chance to make submissions before the zoning plan is finalised and sent to the minister for approval.

Qld Government has released a Directions Paper on Fisheries Reforms

The Queensland Government has released the “Directions Paper of fisheries reforms” to ensure all fishers and the broader community are aware of the Government’s direction on how best to manage the priority fisheries and the next steps.
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GSMP Zoning Plan Discussion Paper is due for release on 14 January 2019

The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek to Double Island Point and includes all of the Bundaberg coastline and Hervey Bay.

The discussion paper for the review of the zoning plan for the Great Sandy Marine Park is due to be released for public consultation on the 14th January 2019.

The public consultation period will be open from 14 January 2019 to 25 February 2019.
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UWH Restarts at Norville Pool

Underwater hockey will restart in the Norville Park Pool at 5:30pm on Wednesday 26th September 2018.

UWH is in Recess Until September 2018

Unfortunately the underwater hockey season has finished a little earlier than expected in Bundy this year. It will resume again at the Norville Pool when it re-opens in September. Playing times will be posted closer to the date.

DAF is Seeking Feedback on Changes to Fisheries Legislation by 20 May 2018

Following on from the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027 that was released in June 2017, the Queensland Government is now seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act 1994.

A discussion paper outlining the proposed changes has been released for public consultation. The discussion paper can be downloaded from

Submissions close 5pm, Sunday 20 May 2018.

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UWH Restarts at Norville Pool

Underwater hockey has restarted after the Christmas break at the Norville Park Pool on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. New players are welcome.

UWH is in Recess Until 10th Jan 2018

Underwater Hockey is taking a short break over the Christmas holidays. It will resume again at 5:30pm on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at the Norville Pool.

UWH Season Restarts at Norville Pool

Underwater hockey will restart in the newly refurbished Norville Park Pool on Wednesday 20th September 2017. The initial playing times will be 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Due to the refurbishments, the pool now has a new playing surface and the water is an additional 200mm deeper.

DAF is Seeking Expressions of Interest for Fishery Working Groups by 22 July 2017

In June 2017 the Queensland Government released the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017-2027, paving the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system.

A key action of the strategy is to establish fishery-specific working groups to provide operational advice from stakeholders from across the sector in the fisheries management process.

Fisheries Queensland is now seeking expressions of interest for members of the first three fishery working groups being established for the trawl, crab and east coast inshore fisheries.

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