Caring for the Coast: A Guide to Environmental Law for Coastal Communities in NSW, 2nd Edition

The purpose of this booklet is to help you understand your legal rights and obligations as a member of a coastal community and assist you in being an informed and active participant in planning and environmental decisions. This publication was produced with the financial support of the Commonwealth Government through its Caring for Our Country initiative.

Since this booklet was published, the NSW Government has amended the NSW Coastal Protection Act 1979. The amendments created the NSW Coastal Panel and regulations relating to the types of works that can be undertaken to protect property from inundation and coastal erosion (such as temporary or long term protection works). The new provisions are outlined in EDO NSW's Fact Sheet on coastal protection.

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