Aquaculture Standard Conditions Policy 2019

Public consultation on the draft Aquaculture (Standard Lease and Licence Conditions) Policy 2019 has closed.

About the Policy

Following consultation with key industry sectors and other stakeholders, the draft Aquaculture (Standard Lease and Licence Conditions) Policy 2019 was developed to provide a more flexible and contemporary framework and to simplify the regulatory environment for aquaculture operators.

The draft Policy aims to encourage aquaculture development, by simplifying, standardising and clarifying lease and licence conditions across aquaculture sectors. It also improves transparency and equity for the aquaculture industry and creates efficiencies in the administration of aquaculture leases and licences.

All lease and licence conditions were reviewed as part of the draft Policy development process, and those relevant for standardisation have been included.

A supporting draft Policy Report has also been developed to provide an explanation of the purpose and effect of the draft Policy.

Consultation documents

The following documents were available during the consultation:

As required by the Aquaculture Act 2001 , the draft Policy has been released for a formal two month public consultation period.

Consultation closed on Friday 29 November 2019.


If you have any questions about the policy please contact:

Matthew Hoare - Aquaculture Advisor
Phone: (08) 8429 0400

Page Last Reviewed: 29 Nov 2019
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