Eighty Mile Beach marine park to cost $5.3m

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AAP January 29, 20134:29PM THE West Australian government’s bid to ease community anger over industrial projects in the Kimberley has continued with the creation of a new marine park at Eighty Mile Beach. The area, situated on the coastline between Broome and Port Hedland, will be protected by a new marine park which extends almost 210,000 hectares from 30km west … Read More

Top protection for Kimberley coast

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Dugong Bay

GRAHAM LLOYD From: The Australian January 29, 2013 12:00AM THE Horizontal Waterfalls, which appears with a falling 10m Kimberley tide, will be the focus of a new national park to extend protection for one of the last great marine wilderness areas. Two new marine parks will extend one already declared at Camden Sound, the biggest humpback whale calving area in … Read More

Augustus Island

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The edge of a sandy reef on Augustus Island in Camden Sound

Augustus Island, at the northern end of Camden Sound, is one of the largest islands on the Kimberley coast. The island measures 22km by 16km at its widest point, with a total landmass of 190km².