The coastal management manual has been prepared as a resource for local councils and public authorities to use when planning their future on the coast. It imposes mandatory requirements and provides guidance pursuant to the Coastal Management Act 2016 when preparing, developing, adopting, implementing, amending and reviewing, and contents of a coastal management program (CMP).
Note: Any reference in the Manual to a Minister or government agency is to be construed or treated as a reference to the Minister having the portfolio responsibility for coastal management and the administration of the Coastal Management Act 2016 or government agency as prescribed in the Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Public Service Agencies) Order 2019.
Structure and content of the manual
The manual has two parts: