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Emergency Action Sub Plan (Byron Shire Coastline), Draft

Last updated: 
9 January 2012


On 26 May 2011, the Minister for the Environment, Robyn Parker MP, issued Council with the following Direction:

Under the provisions of section 55B of the Coastal Protection Act 1979 (the Act), I direct Byron Shire council to submit a draft emergency action subplan, as defined in the Act, in accordance with the requirements under Part 4A of the Act for the coastline that is a beach between the south extremity of the beach within Tyagarah Nature reserve and Cape Byron, known as Belongil, Main and Clarkes Beaches, Byron Bay, to the minister administering the Act by 30 November 2011.

In accordance with this Direction, a draft emergency action sub plan (EASP) for the Byron Shire Coastline was prepared and then endorsed by Council for public exhibition.  Submissions on the Plan were invited over the period 24 October 2011 to 14 November 2011.

On 15 December 2011, Council considered the submissions made on the draft EASP and adopted the draft EASP, as amended. The draft EASP was submitted to the Minister for the Environment for certification under the Coastal Protection Act 1979 on 20 December 2011.