Sustainable development

The Coast Protection Board is the statutory body in South Australia that manages coast and marine protection issues and provides advice on coastal development.

Proposals for new development or substantial changes to land use near the coast are referred to the Coast Protection Board for comment. The Board will notify the planning authority of any aspects of a proposal that conflict with its policies on ecologically sustainable development. Consideration is given to whether the proposal will:

  • impact on coastal qualities, such as coastal vegetation, coastal reserves or beaches
  • affect coastal processes and the extent of this impact.

In certain circumstances, the Board can direct against a development or direct conditions of approval. For example, if a development would cause erosion and there were no measures in place to alleviate this, the Board would advise the planning authority of this.

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