Queensland Coastal Plan

The new Queensland Coastal Plan came into in effect from 3 February 2012. It has a range of adaptation provisions that need to be considered by local governments and developers in the State. As is stated on their website the Plan "replaces the State Coastal Management Plan (2001) and associated regional coastal management plans. The Queensland Coastal Plan has been prepared under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. It includes a state planning policy under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The Queensland Coastal Plan has two parts: State Policy for Coastal Management and the State Planning Policy 3/11: Coastal Protection (SPP). The State Policy for Coastal Management provides policy direction for natural resource management decision-makers about land on the coast, such as coastal reserves, beaches, esplanades and tidal areas. The SPP provides policy direction and assessment criteria to direct land-use planning and development assessment decision making under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009."