9:00 – 9:15 Introductions & Welcome
9:15 – 10:30

Sea-country IPAs: benefits and challenges?

·         What’s happening around Aust? What’s working well, what’s not?

·         Are IPAs the best option?

Djelk Rangers, Anindilyakwa Rangers


11:00 – 11:45

Sea-country management

·         What’s working well here?

·         What’s happening overseas?

Whitney Rassip, Girringun, Mel Dulfer-Hyams, PEW

11:45 – 12:30

20 years of IPAs – an important contributor to conservation and the reserve estate

Jackie Gould, Charles Darwin University & Marcus Sandford, Dept of Prime Minister & Cabinet


12:30 – 1:00

Managing sea-country in marine reserves

·       Indigenous engagement in reserve planning and management

Zoe Cozens, Parks Australia

2:00 – 2:45

Tasmanian management activities and aspirations:

·         Kings Run

·         truwana rangers program

Jarrod Edwards, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre & Fiona Maher, Truwana Rangers


2:45 – 3:10

Giving voice to the river:  Yarra River Protection (Wilip-gin Birrarung murron) Act 2017

Jordan Smith & Karmen Jobling, Wurundjeri Land Council

3:10 – 3:30

World heritage & coastal management:  Budj Bim Cultural Landscape heritage nomination

Denis Rose, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

3:30 – 4:00

General discussion & close


About the Association

The Australian Coastal Society (ACS) was initiated at the Coast to Coast Conference in Tasmania in 2004. The idea was floated as a means for those interested in coastal matters to communicate between conferences and where possible take resolutions of the conference to appropriate levels of government.

The idea was discussed further at the Coast to Coast Conference in Melbourne in 2006 and it was agreed that Bruce Thom develop a constitution of a company limited by guarantee that would operate on a national basis.

This plan was accomplished and in 2008 at the Coast to Coast Conference in Darwin the constitution was ratified and an Executive appointed. The company received charitable status in 2011.

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