Major Coastal Reform Package Announced
NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes, has announced major changes to NSW coastal protection laws.
The changes involve:
- Replacing the current Coastal Protection Act with a new Coastal Management Act
- Replacing the current NSW Coastal Policy with a new Coastal Manual
- Replacing existing State Environment Planning Policies (SEPP 14 - Coastal Wetlands, SEPP 26 – Littoral Rainforests and SEPP 71 – Coastal Management) with a new Coastal SEPP.
- Redefining the ‘coastal zone’ with new mapping and coastal ‘land use’ categories.
The draft Bill, draft Manual and supporting materials are on exhibition until 29 February 2016.
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More information, including the draft Bill and supporting material, is available at https://engage.environment.nsw.gov.au/our-future-on-the-coast-reform-of-the-coastal-management-framework-in-nsw
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