Mr Stokes announced that, as Stage 2 of its ‘coastal reforms’, the Baird Government intends to
• introduce a new Coastal Management Act to replace the 34 year old Coastal Protection Act,
• re-establish the NSW Coastal Council as a ‘key source of independent advice’ for relevant ministers, state agencies and local councils charged with managing the coastal zone; and
• release an updated Coastal Zone Management Manual, which will integrate estuary planning, plans for managing the open coast and beaches, with other council statutory plans.
Download media release here: NSW MINISTER’S COASTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS WELCOMED