Environmental issues on the Central Coast

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) on the Central Coast

CEN recognises the importance of protecting marine and estuarine areas that have important environmental values (i.e. high biodiversity, threatened or endangered and vulnerable species, unique and/or fragile habitat)...find out more

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Find out about the Saltwater Environment Alliance (SEA)

Find out about the Great Lakes - Port Stephens Marine Park

Download a brochure about    Marine Protected Areas (292 Kb)

Items of interest:

Central Coast Artificial Reef Project (June, 05)
Dead fish at Killcare beach (May, 05)
Humpback whales in NSW (May, 05)

Useful links


  • NSW Marine Parks Authority: http://www.mpa.nsw.gov.au/
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries, Fisheries: www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au/marine_protected_areas<
  • NSW Department of Environment and Conservation – National Parks and Wildlife Service: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Marine+parks
  • SA Department of Environment and Heritage: www.environment.sa.gov.au/coasts/conservation.html#mpa<
  • Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth marine protected areas: www.deh.gov.au/coasts/mpa/index.html
  • Centre for Sustainable Use of Coasts and Catchments (University of Newcastle): www.newcastle.edu.au/school/environ-life-science/research/csucc.html


  • Nature Conservation Council: www.nccnsw.org.au/
  • National Parks Association of NSW: www.marine.org.au
  • Ocean and Coastal Care Initiative (OCCI):
  • The Wilderness Society: www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/marine/
  • The Marine and Coastal Community Network: www.mccn.org.au/
  • Australian Conservation Foundation: www.acfonline.org.au
  • Saltwater Environmental Alliance: www.sea.org.au/

Contact details

CALL 02 4349 4756

PO Box 149 Ourimbah NSW 2258

FM Building, Central Coast Campus,
University of Newcastle,
Loop Road, Ourimbah,
NSW, 2258


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