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Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
Current version for 30 November 2016 to date (accessed 28 June 2017 at 17:03)
Part 4A Division 1 Section 55B
55B   Requirement for coastal zone management plans
(1)  A council whose area, or part of whose area, is included within the coastal zone may, and must, if directed to do so by the Minister, make a coastal zone management plan in accordance with this Part.
(2)  Two or more councils whose areas adjoin may decide to join in the making of a coastal zone management plan in accordance with this Part.
(3)  If, under subsection (2), two or more councils decide to join in the making of a coastal zone management plan, a reference in this Part:
(a)  to a council includes a reference to those councils, and
(b)  to an area includes a reference to the areas of those councils.
(4)  A coastal zone management plan may be made in relation to the whole, or any part, of the area included within the coastal zone.
(5)  A council must, if directed to do so by the Minister, review the council’s existing coastal zone management plan and make a new plan in accordance with this Part to replace the existing plan.
(6)  A council required under this section to review its existing coastal zone management plan and make a new plan to replace that existing plan must do so:
(a)  within 12 months after being directed to do so by the Minister, or
(b)  within such longer period as may be agreed to by the Minister.
(7)  If a council fails to comply with this section, the Minister may:
(a)  review the council’s existing plan and make a new plan to replace that existing plan, and
(b)  recover from the council the costs of doing those things, and
(c)  publish the new plan in the Gazette.
Such a new plan is taken to have been made by the council in accordance with this Part.
(8)  For the avoidance of doubt, the Minister may give a direction under subsection (1) or (5) in relation to part of an area included within the coastal zone.
(9)  In this section, coastal zone includes land that adjoins the tidal waters of the Hawkesbury River, Sydney Harbour and Botany Bay, and their tributaries.