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Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
Current version for 30 November 2016 to date (accessed 24 April 2017 at 01:47)
Part 4A Division 1 Section 55G
55G   Certification by Minister
(1)  After considering any submissions, the council is to submit the draft coastal zone management plan to the Minister for certification under this section.
(2)  Before submitting the draft coastal zone management plan to the Minister under subsection (1), the council must consult with other public authorities in the manner specified in the Minister’s guidelines.
(3)  Before certifying the draft coastal zone management plan submitted to the Minister under subsection (1), the Minister may refer the plan to the Coastal Panel for advice.
(4)  The Minister may:
(a)  certify, or refuse to certify, that a draft coastal zone management plan submitted to the Minister has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of this Act, or
(b)  if the Minister has referred the plan to the Coastal Panel for advice under subsection (3) and the Coastal Panel has recommended changes to the plan—return the plan to the council and direct the council to amend and resubmit the plan with the recommended changes.
(5)  A council required to amend and resubmit a plan with recommended changes must do so:
(a)  within 90 days after being directed to do so by the Minister, or
(b)  within such longer period as may be agreed to by the Minister.
(6)  If a council fails to amend and resubmit a plan as required by this section, the Minister may:
(a)  make the plan with the recommended changes instead of the council, and
(b)  recover the cost of making the plan from the council, and
(c)  certify that the draft coastal zone management plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of this Act and publish it in the Gazette.
Such a plan is taken to have been made by the council in accordance with this Part.