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Changes to Queensland’s Coastal Management District Mapping

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The Queensland Government’s revised Coastal Management District (CMD) mapping has come into effect from the 3rd February 2016. The new mapping represents an adjustment to the area declared under the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995. The Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) has assessment manager or referral agency powers to assess certain developments within the declared area (CMD) under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Qld).

The new mapping criterion takes into account the declared erosion prone area mapping which contains climate change factors such as a projected sea level rise of 0.8m to 2100. The methodology used to create the CMD mapping largely includes lots that have suffered permanent inundation by tidal waters or those where a rise in sea level and/or increased coastal erosion processes are predicted to occur. Generally, lots that are close to coastal creeks, rivers or the open coast are included and those which are inundated but are inland from the coast are not.

Full information regarding the CMD mapping methodology can be found here: https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/coastal/development/assessment/cmd-mapping-methodology.html.

You can request a Coastal Hazard Map free of charge, by following the link below and entering your property’s details. The generated map will tell you if the area your property is situated in is considered vulnerable to coastal erosion, as well as the coastal management district.


If your property has been captured by the CMD mapping, this could mean additional constraints to future land use. If you have any questions on this feel free to contact Nelson Wills (07 5575 7308 or nwills@newground.com.au).


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