Policy solutions to facilitate coastal marine restoration

7 October 2021

A range of barriers exist for successful marine restoration in Australia, including legislative complexity and a lack of enabling policy. Centre for Policy Futures' researchers Dr Nicole Shumway and Rose Foster reviewed the regulatory frameworks for marine restoration projects in North America and Europe to uncover the regulatory and policy settings that support restoration of marine ecosystems. They identified a range of strategies that could better facilitate restoration in marine and coastal environments in Australia, including:

  • Clearer guidance on the regulatory frameworks for restoration;
  • A more structured approach to risk management in marine restoration;
  • Including marine ecosystem restoration in regional and state coastal management planning;
  • Better national coordination for restoration projects that can address large scale issues (e.g. climate mitigation).

Read the full paper here