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Tasmania’s coastal zone is particularly important to the Tasmanian community and the economy. No place in Tasmania is more than 115 kilometres from the sea, with most of Tasmania’s population centres and major industries located on or near the coast.
Coastal hazards, including inundation and erosion, are the result of natural processes that have the potential to cause considerable damage to communities, industries and infrastructure. These hazards are expected to be magnified by climate change and sea level rise, presenting significant risk to Tasmanian communities and the economy if they are not appropriately managed.
In response to the risks presented by coastal inundation and erosion, the Coastal Hazards Package has been prepared. The Package provides guidance for the management of coastal hazards in the land use planning and building system. It adopts a risk-based approach based on the best available evidence to inform appropriate planning and building controls. Details on how to access the mapping can be found on page two of the summary report.
Coastal Summary report
Draft Coastal Technical Report
The Minister for Planning and Local Government invited comments on the draft Package from local government and industry on 18 March 2016.The consultation sought feedback on:
The coastal hazards report provides the results of the consultation undertaken as part of the development of the package, while the summary of the consultation on the draft coastal hazards package is available in the Summary of Consultation Report
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