Coastal management manual

The manual provides guidance to assist local councils when preparing and implementing coastal management programs under the new coastal management framework.

The manual imposes mandatory requirements and provides guidance regarding the preparation, adoption, implementation, amendment, review and the contents of a coastal management program (CMP).

The manual provides technical information and guidance to assist councils in addressing the requirements of the Coastal Management Act 2016 (CM Act) and a risk management process for councils to follow when preparing their CMPs.

The manual has two parts:


Stages in preparing and implementing a coastal management program

Coastal management toolkit

The coastal management toolkit contains additional technical information and guidance to help councils prepare and implement CMPs.

The toolkit will be updated as new information becomes available.

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