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Coastal planning frameworks may change under a new Tasmanian Coastal Act, according to the Minister for Climate Change Cassy O’Connor.
During a conference with the Australian Coastal Councils Conference, Ms O’Connor said that climate change should be considered in planning guidelines.
“To manage this properly, I believe we need a Coastal Act that embeds key principles for managing and protecting our coasts in State legislation.
“This would enable State and Local Governments to develop strong planning and management frameworks, and support local communities, and prepare for long term climate change adaptation strategies,” she said.
Developers would need to consider a Sea Level Rise Allowance under this arrangement.
Tasmania has over 5000km of coastline.