Environmental groups have welcomed the announcement of a new marine park on the Kimberley coast, but warn that more needs to be done to ensure its protection from "runaway industrialisation".
Premier Colin Barnett and Environment Minister Bill Marmion today announced the creation of Camden Sound Marine Park, about 300 kilometres north-east of Broome.
The Pew Environment Group, which advised on the park's boundaries, said it took the region a step closer to becoming an international tourism and conservation attraction alongside the Great Barrier Reef.
The Camden Sound Marine Park is one of four marine parks being created in WA's Kimberley region under the Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.
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