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Repealed - State Environmental Planning Policy (Coastal Management) 2018

This is a repealed State Environmental Planning Policy and has been superseded by the State Environmental Planning Policy (Resilience and Hazards) 2021 as part of the Department's initiative to consolidate State Environmental Planning Policies to simplify and provide certainty to the planning system.

Click here to go to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Resilience and Hazards) 2021 Open Data page: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/opendata/dataset/state-environmental-planning-policy-resilience-and-hazards-2021

Go to the following link to find out more about the new consolidated SEPPs: https://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Policy-and-Legislation/State-Environmental-Planning-Policies/Consolidated-state-environmental-planning-policies

This historical data sets included in this service identify the spatial extent of the SEPP (Coastal Management) 2018. This service is broken into a number of elements pertaining to their respective sections of the SEPP.

Land Application - This dataset identifies the land to which the SEPP (Coastal Management) 2018 applies. Under section 5 of the Coastal Management Act 2016, the NSW coastal zone is defined by the areas identified in any of the Coastal Management SEPP 2018 layers, being the Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Area, Coastal Environment Area, Coastal Use Area, and Coastal Vulnerability Area.

Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests - This spatial dataset identifies coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests mapped in NSW for the purpose of the SEPP Coastal Management:

Coastal Wetlands - are identified as plant communities dominated by any of the following six vegetation types:

  • mangroves
  • salt marshes
  • melaleuca forests
  • casuarina forests
  • sedgelands
  • brackish and freshwater swamps
  • wet meadows

Littoral Rainforest - are identified as plant communities dominated by any of the following five combinations of tree species:

  • riberry
  • broad-leaved lilly pilly
  • tuckeroo
  • brush box
  • yellow tulip
  • bauerella
  • red olive plum
  • plum pine
  • lilly pilly
  • various figs
  • cabbage palm and plum pine

The Coastal Wetlands and Littoral Rainforests Area also includes a 100-metre proximity area around the outer extent of the mapped coastal wetlands and littoral rainforests. The proximity area spatial datasets are known as the Proximity Area for Coastal Wetlands and the Proximity Area for Littoral Rainforests.

Coastal Use Area - This spatial dataset identifies the Coastal Use Area (CUA). The CUA represents the land that is adjacent to coastal waters, estuaries and coastal lakes and lagoons.

Coastal Environment Area - This spatial dataset identifies the Coastal Environment Area (CEA). CEA represents the ocean to the NSW jurisdictional limit, estuary and lake waters and surrounding land, where controls relate to protecting the natural environment. For this layer, three spatial regions (Sydney Harbour Foreshore, Greater Sydney, Regional NSW) are defined which interact with different water body types (taken from various data sources) using a rule set to produce the layer.

Coastal Vulnerability Area - For clarity, there is no spatial dataset for the Coastal Vulnerability Area at this time. This information will be updated as datasets for Coastal Vulnerability Areas are adopted into the Coastal Management SEPP.

Data and Resources

    Data Access

    Please email data.broker@environment.nsw.gov.au to request access to this dataset. A DPE representative will be in contact with you shortly, usually within 2 business days, with instruction on accessing the dataset. There may be a requirement to negotiate a data licence agreement.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Vector
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose This dataset aims to promote an integrated and co-ordinated approach to land use planning in the coastal zone in a manner consistent with the objects of the Coastal Management Act 2016, including the management objectives for each coastal management area, by mapping the 4 coastal management areas that comprise the NSW coastal zone for the purpose of the definitions in the Coastal Management Act 2016
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords VEGETATION,WATER-Wetlands
Field of Research (optional) Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified,Land Use and Environmental Planning
Metadata Date 2018-03-04
Date of Asset Creation 2018-04-03
Date of Asset Revision 2022-12-04
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Equivalent Scale 5000000
Geospatial Topic Environment
Extent

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2018-03-04
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
Legal Disclaimer Read
Attribution Department of Planning and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning and Environment 2022"