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Environment

Marine (Cockburn Sound)

The Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) and its member companies are committed to ensuring a healthy Cockburn Sound marine ecosystem that can be enjoyed by the community whilst supporting the State’s economic growth.

Cockburn Sound, located 20 kilometres south of Fremantle Inner Harbour, is the most intensively used marine environment in Western Australia.

The sheltered waters of the Sound are popular for fishing and more than 12,000 recreational boating trips are recorded annually. The Sound is also used for commercial fishing, with more than 130 species of fish and 14 crustacean and mollusc species found in various habitats, as well as aquaculture operations involving mussel farming.

Yet the Sound is also a vital part of a major industrial area because it supports extensive port facilities, a strategic national naval base, and marine maintenance shipyards.

The multiple uses of the Sound are expected to increase in the near future, contributing further to the West Australian lifestyle and economy. Preserving a healthy marine ecosystem in Cockburn Sound therefore demands careful environmental management and planning by all users including industry, State Government and the community.

The KIC is committed to the sustainable development of Cockburn Sound by balancing the economic, environmental and social progress of the area. This is reinforced by KIC’s membership on the Cockburn Sound Management Council.
 

Cockburn Sound Management Council (CSMC)

The long-term management of Cockburn Sound is of vital importance to the future of industry and all other users of this important natural resource.

For this reason the KIC is an active participant in the Cockburn Sound Management Council, along with Commonwealth, State and local Governments and a range of community groups .

The Council was established in 2000 to coordinate environmental planning and management of Cockburn Sound and its catchment.

Learn more about the Council here

Map of Cockburn Sound

Reports – State of the Sound

Contact Us

PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Contact Us

PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Acknowledgement of Country

Kwinana Industries Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country, the Nyoongar people and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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