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Coast Protection Board

The Coast Protection Board was formed in 1972 with the proclamation of the Coast Protection Act 1972 (the Act). The functions of the Coast Protection Board (as stated in the Act) are to:

  • protect the coast from erosion, damage, deterioration, pollution and misuse
  • restore any part of the coast that has been subjected to erosion, damage, deterioration, pollution or misuse
  • develop any part of the coast aesthetically, or to improve it for those who use and enjoy it
  • manage, maintain and develop those coast facilities that the Board is responsible for
  • report to the Minister where required
  • carry out, or be involved in, research into the protection, restoration or development of the coast.

Under the Act the Board has the power to:

  • carry out works
  • remove sand
  • acquire coastal land, with the approval of the Minister
  • deal with its land, with the approval of the Minister
  • enter land (any member of the Board or an authorised person).

More information about the members of the Coast Protection Board can be found here.

The Coast Protection Board meets every 6-8 weeks. A statement of Key Outcomes from the Board meeting will be made available to the public shortly after each meeting.

Coast Protection Board minutes are approved at the next meeting of the Board and are then made available to the public here.

If you wish to subscribe to the Board newsletter please email your request.

To contact the Coast Protection Board:

Phone: (+61 8) 8124 4928