Sustainable Oceans and Coasts: Western Australia Perspectives

On 23 September 2020, Future Earth Australia hosted the sixth in a series of online consultation workshops in each state and territory across the nation, for its Ocean and Coastal Sustainability initiative. 

35 attendees in Western Australia contributed to the discussion, representing:

  • the research sector, including Curtin University, the University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, and the Western Australian Marine Science Institution
  • Traditional Owners and managers across Country
  • all levels of government working across fisheries, government peak bodies, and planning
  • industry and business, particularly in energy, aquaculture, and consulting
  • civil society and community, namely natural resource management groups, philanthropy, and advocacy groups

This document summarises discussions held around the fundamental elements, both from a Western Australian perspective and pertaining to Western Australia and Australia more broadly, which will define the National Strategy; vision, knowledge, institutional design and governance, community engagement, and implementation.