Coastal management districts
The Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995 (Coastal Act) provides for the declaration of coastal management districts over coastal areas requiring special development controls and management practices.
A coastal management district is a defined area in which the Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning (DSDIP) has assessment manager or referral agency powers and responsibilities to assess certain development applications under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) is a technical agency and may be requested to provide advice to DSDIP or the applicant about a development proposal in a coastal management district.
These developments include:
- Operational works, such as tidal works, interfering with quarry material, disposing of dredge spoil, reclaiming land under tidal water or constructing an artificial waterway
- Material change of use of premises
- Reconfiguring a lot
- Buildings seaward of a coastal building line
The guideline Assessable Coastal development identifies all of the types of coastal development assessed through the Integrated Development Assessment System (IDAS); defines coastal management districts and explains the application assessment process.
Access to the Coastal Management District for Queensland map is available free of charge on the department's website, via the Queensland Coastal Plan Map—Property-scale map request form. The Queensland Coastal Plan Map provides a map showing the coastal management district, coastal zone and areas of ecological significance, for the selected property at the property scale.