Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009
Schedule 3 Open coastal waters
(Clause 19(9))For the purposes of clause 19, open coastal waters are ocean waters east of the natural coast line of New South Wales, defined as follows—
(a) the natural coast line is defined by a line drawn along the high water mark of the sea,
(b) where an estuary meets the coast, the natural coast line is defined as follows (unless paragraph (c) applies)—(i) if an estuary has 2 break walls at the confluence with the South Pacific Ocean, by a line drawn across the easternmost extremity of both break walls,(ii) if an estuary has only one break wall, by a line drawn from the easternmost extremity of the break wall to the northern or southern extremity of the high water mark on the opposite bank,(iii) if an estuary enters the South Pacific Ocean and there are no defined points available, by a line drawn across the entrance between the easternmost extremity of the drying points on each bank,
(c) in relation to the following waters, the natural coast line is defined as follows—(i) Port Stephens—by a line drawn between the southern extremity of Yacaaba Point to the northern extremity of Tomaree Point,(ii) Broken Bay—by a line drawn from the southern extremity of Box Head to the northern extremity of Barrenjoey Head,(iii) Port Jackson—by a line drawn from the southern extremity of North Head to the northern extremity of South Head,(iv) Botany Bay—by a line drawn from Endeavour Light to the northern extremity of Sutherland Point,(v) Port Hacking—by a line drawn from the southernmost extremity of Hungry Point to the northernmost extremity of Cabbage Tree or Pulpit Point,(vi) Jervis Bay—by a line drawn from the southeastern point of Point Perpendicular to the southeastern point of Bowen Island thence to the northeastern point of Governor Head,(vii) Wogonga River—by a line drawn northwest across the entrance from the northernmost extremity of Wogonga Head,(viii) Batemans Bay—by a line drawn from the southwestern extremity of Square Point to the northernmost extremity of Observation Point.