The islands and waters of the Hinchinbrook area are of world importance. The exceptional scenic and recreational values dominate the Cassowary Coast identity and lifestyle, attracting regional, national and international visitors. These exceptional natural values are our secure economic future but only if they are treated with respect. We also have an international responsibility now and for our future generations to treat this world heritage listed area carefully and give it the strongest protection.
The HAIMMP (The Hinchinbrook And Islands Marine Management Plan) will determine the future of our 'front yard'
The Draft HAIMMP is generally a good plan. It builds on management practices already in place and has increased protection where it has been recognised there is an increased risk of impacts. Positive measures have been suggested to reduce impacts and enhance the visitor experience.
Here is a word document with a structured set of comments and explanations prepared by the Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook (ASH) which you can use directly as a submission – but please add your own comments too - even if it is just a few words.
You can change or add to this document with your own covering letter then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for comments is 9th December 2011