• be clear and concise
  • refer your points to the page numbers or specific sections in the plan
  • say whether you agree or disagree with any or all of the management objectives and strategies – clearly state your reasons, particularly if you disagree
  • give sources of information where possible
  • suggest alternatives for those aspects of the plan with which you disagree.

The management plans will be reviewed in light of the submissions according to the criteria outlined below. A summary of public submissions will be made available along with the final management plans.

The management plan may be amended if a submission:

  • provides additional information of direct relevance to management
  • indicates a change in (or clarifies) government legislation or management policy
  • proposes strategies that would better achieve management objectives
  • indicates omissions, inaccuracies or a lack of clarity.

The management plan may not be amended if a submission:

  • clearly supports proposals in the plan
  • makes general or neutral statements or no change is sought
  • refers to issues beyond the scope of the plan
  • refers to issues that are already noted within the plan or already taken into consideration during its preparation
  • is one among several widely divergent viewpoints received on the topic but the approach in the plan is still considered the best option
  • contributes options that are not feasible (generally due to conflict with legislation or government policy)
  • is based on unclear or factually incorrect information.