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Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
Current version for 30 November 2016 to date (accessed 26 July 2017 at 16:31)
Part 2A
Part 2A NSW Coastal Panel
12   Constitution of NSW Coastal Panel
(1)  There is to be a NSW Coastal Panel.
(2)  The Coastal Panel is to consist of 7 members appointed by the Minister of whom:
(a)  one is to be a person nominated by the Chief Executive, and
(b)  one is to be a person nominated by the Secretary of the Department of Planning and Environment, and
(c)  three are to be nominated by the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales, and
(d)  one is to be a person nominated by the Secretary of the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development, and
(e)  one is to be appointed by the Minister with the concurrence of the Local Government and Shires Association of New South Wales.
(3)  The person appointed under subsection (2) (e) is to be the Chairperson of the Coastal Panel. The person appointed under subsection (2) (a) is to be the Deputy Chairperson of the Coastal Panel.
(4)  A person appointed under subsection (2) (a)–(d) must have qualifications and experience relevant to coastal planning, coastal engineering, coastal geomorphology, coastal environmental management or estuary management.
(5)  The Coastal Panel is a NSW Government agency.
Note.
 By virtue of section 13A of the Interpretation Act 1987, a NSW Government agency has the status, privileges and immunities of the Crown.
(6)  In appointing a member, the Minister is to have regard to the need to have a range of expertise represented among the Coastal Panel’s members.
(7)  For the avoidance of doubt, the Coastal Panel is a public authority for the purposes of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
(8)  Schedule 2 contains provisions relating to the constitution and procedure of the Coastal Panel.
13   Functions of Coastal Panel
(1)  The Coastal Panel has the following functions:
(a)  to provide advice to the Minister on any matter referred to the Coastal Panel by the Minister relating to the coastal zone or otherwise in connection with the operation of this Act,
(b)  to provide advice to local councils in relation to such other matters as the Minister determines and notifies to the Coastal Panel,
(c)  such functions conferred or imposed on it by or under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 relating to the granting of development consent,
(d)  any other function conferred or imposed on it by or under this Act, the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 or any other Act.
(2)  In exercising its functions, the Coastal Panel is to have regard to the objects of this Act.
(3)  The Coastal Panel may delegate the exercise of any function of the Coastal Panel under this or any other Act (other than this power of delegation) to:
(a)  any member of staff of the Office, or
(b)  any person, or any class of persons, authorised for the purposes of this section by the regulations.
(4)  Despite subsection (3), the Coastal Panel may only delegate a function conferred or imposed on it by or under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 relating to the granting of development consent with the concurrence of the Minister and the Minister administering that Act.
14–35   (Repealed)