Coastal management documents
Code of Practice under the Coastal Protection Act 1979 - Consultation Draft
Comments are being sought on this draft Code of Practice until 19 April 2013.
Code of Practice under the Coastal Protection Act 1979
This document describes the minimum requirements to be met to satisfy specific sections of the Coastal Protection Act 1979. The Code of Practice (121009copcoast.pdf, 205kb) particularly relates to the placement, maintenance and removal of temporary coastal protection works. This Code supersedes the 'Minister's Requirements under the Coastal Protection Act 1979' published in December 2010. The Code refers to the document 'Coastal Dune Management: A manual of coastal dune management and rehabilitation techniques' (Coastal Dune Management Manual.pdf; 7.8MB), which is available from the Department of Planning and Infrastructure’s website.
A guide to the statutory requirements for temporary coastal protection works
This Guide to Statutory Requirements (101017guidestatreqs.pdf, 300kb) will assist beachfront landowners and people acting on their behalf to understand the requirements for placing temporary coastal protection works under the Coastal Protection Act and the associated Code of Practice, referred to above.
Note: the NSW Government has revised the arrangements for temporary coastal protection works under its stage one coastal management reforms.
Guidelines for preparing coastal zone management plans
These statutory Minister's guidelines specify the requirements for councils preparing coastal zone management plans under the Coastal Protection Act. This is a framework document which also includes key strategic considerations for preparing these plans. It also provides guidance on preparing coastal erosion emergency action subplans. These guidelines replace the 1990 Coastline Management Manual and the 1992 draft Estuary Management Manual. The adoption of these guidelines for the purposes of the Coastal Protection Act 1979 was notified in the Government Gazette on 31 December 2010. The guidelines will be supported by a series of coastal management guide notes, which will provide further detailed information to support preparation of coastal zone management plans.
Note: the 2009 Sea Level Rise Policy Statement and the associated sea level rise planning benchmarks are no longer NSW Government policy, under the Government’s stage one of the coastal management reforms. The statement and benchmarks will be revised as part of the reform process. In the interim, reference to the NSW sea level rise planning benchmarks should be taken as referring to council’s adopted sea level rise projections.
Coastal protection service charge guidelines
These statutory Minister's guidelines describe how a council should calculate the coastal protection service charge to be levied on land under the Local Government Act. It describes how councils should calculate the reasonable costs of providing a coastal protection service and how these costs should be apportioned between the various parcels of land subject to the charge. The former Minister for Climate Change and the Environment published a notice in the Government Gazette on 31 December 2010 that they had issued these guidelines for the purposes of the Local Government Act.
Page last updated: 04 April 2013