Sydney’s incredible coasts and ocean are at the heart of our enviable lifestyle.
Our beaches, bays and waterways are truly iconic - renowned for their beauty both above and below the water. Yet few Sydneysiders realise less than 1% of our waters are protected.
Impacts from coastal development, pollution and climate change are mounting. We have stunning national parks on land, around our harbour and coastline, which we love for the respite they provide from the pressures of our city, but we have none in the sea. We have thriving marine parks to our north and south, but none in the Sydney region.
Right now, we have an opportunity to establish a marine park for the Sydney region to protect our blue backyard.