High level of protection for Exmouth Gulf

Environmental reforms take effect

High level of protection for Exmouth Gulf

The State Government has committed to protecting the unique values of Exmouth Gulf and surrounds following recommendations from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The EPA delivered its strategic advice into the existing and proposed pressures on Exmouth Gulf in August. On 3 December the Premier and the Minister for Environment announced plans to act on all of the EPA’s recommendations.

This high level of protection includes a marine park for the eastern and southern portions of the Gulf, and Class A reserves for local areas of significance such as Qualing Pool, Camerons Cave and the islands of the Gulf.

Read the EPA’s strategic advice here