Proposal to have Bongin Bongin Bay, Mona Vale declared an Aquatic Reserve.
Having presented our petition to Northern Beaches Council Staff our next step is to present our submission for Bongin Bongin Bay at Mona Vale to be declared a 'No-Take' aquatic reserve to the NSW Government and in so doing protect and enhance its marine bio-diversity for future generations.
This proposal is consistent with the values and goals of the Department of Primary Industries and the Marine Estate Management Authority. It is also consistent with the goals of the Australian High Ambition Coalition, to which Australia committed in June 2021. As part of this commitment Australia aims to lift to the international standard ‘30/30’ target i.e. to have 30% of marine reserves declared as ‘No take’ zones by 2030.
Australian Marine Conservation Society
‘Buckettes’ Swimming Group
‘Dawnbusters’ Swimming Group
'Mermates’ Swimming Group
Mona Vale Bush Regeneration Group
Mona Vale SLSC
Pittwater Natural Heritage Association
'Stingrays’ Swimming Group
The intertidal protected area at Mona Vale Headland to be reclassified as an aquatic reserve and this reserve is to include Bongin Bongin Bay and its adjacent rock platforms.
The entire reserve is to have a 'no take’ status as per Australia’s '30/30' commitment. (i.e. 30% of the marine reserves be declared as 'no take' zones by 2030).
Similar to Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, we express a willingness to collaborate with all relevant authorities in the ongoing education/protection/assessment of the aquatic reserve.
A committed group of people have contributed to creating this proposal. In the spirit of 'think globally, act locally' we hope this commitment can be mirrored in the prompt declaration of Bongin Bongin Bay as NSW’s newest aquatic reserve.