Coastal reforms

The NSW Government is working to deliver a new legislative and regulatory framework to better equip coastal communities to respond to existing and emerging coastal challenges and opportunities.

The elements of the reform are new legislation - the Coastal Management Act 2016 – a draft coastal management manual and a draft Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) with related maps.

The NSW Government will provide $83.6 million for coastal management over the next five years.

Media release

Minister for Planning and the Treasurer – NSW Budget: Biggest funding boost to coastal management since 1970s

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Public release of draft SEPP and maps

Consultation is closed on the draft Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) and draft maps of the coastal management areas that make up the coastal zone. The public consultation period for the draft SEPP and maps was from 11 November 2016 to 20 January 2017.

For further details and to view the draft SEPP and maps please access the Planning and Environment website.

Receive updates as new information becomes available

If you would like to receive updates as new information becomes available register your interest by emailing:

coastal.reforms@environment.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 24 January 2017