Exhibition of the Draft Coastal Design Guide

4 Aug, 2022

On 29 July 2022, the Department of Planning and Environment (‘DPE‘) released the draft NSW Coastal Design Guidelines (‘Draft Guidelines‘) for public consultation. The Draft Guidelines are intended to replace the current NSW Coastal Design Guidelines 2003, and have been…

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Challenge to validity of coastal wetlands mapping dismissed

18 Nov, 2020

State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018 (NSW) (SEPP) imposes restrictions or requirements on development occurring in four ‘coastal management areas‘, namely: Coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests area Coastal vulnerability area Coastal environment area Coastal use area. Together, and under…

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Time Limited Consents and Coastal Hazards

29 Jan, 2019

The Department of Planning’s publication, Coastal Planning Guideline: Adapting to Sea Level Rise, states that time limited development consents are an option to allow for the occupation of coastal lands until they are compromised by coastal hazards. Such development consents have often…

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