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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Coastal Management Bill 2016 – Introduced into Parliament

10 May, 2016

The Government has taken its next step in implementing its reform package for the management of the NSW coastline by introducing the Coastal Management Bill 2016 (Bill) into Parliament. The Bill, once it commences, will replace the current Coastal Protection Act 1979 (CP Act).

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New Ministers and Planning Reform Back on the Agenda?

2 Apr, 2015

Newly re-elected Premier Mike Baird has undertaken a cabinet reshuffle resulting in new Ministers for the Environment and Planning. Rob Stokes, the former Minister for the Environment, is the new Minister for Planning and Mark Speakman, new to the cabinet,…

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Coastal Reform – Has the Tide Finally Turned?

18 Nov, 2014

On Monday 17 November 2014 the Minister for the Environment Rob Stokes MP announced a reform package for coastal hazards involving the repeal of the Coastal Protection Act 1979 and a new coastal management act. The major aspects of the…

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Coastal Hazard Risk – Information on s149 Certificates

5 Feb, 2014

The Department of Planning has released a draft Planning Circular (Draft Circular) regarding notations on s149 certificates in respect of coastal hazards. Under s149 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act 1979 (EPA Act) application can be made for a planning…

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Winding back of coastal protection laws

12 Nov, 2012

On 22 October 2012 the Coastal Protection Amendment Act 2012 (Amendment Act) was passed. It has not yet commenced. Once it does commence, it will amend the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (Act) in a number of ways which could be seen…

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