How does the Queensland Coastal Plan affect development on my property?
Development proposed on properties along the coast may be affected by the Queensland Coastal Plan. The maps provided will help determine which properties are within the coastal zone and where the plan would apply. The application of the State Planning Policy for Coastal Protection may constrain future development in a number of circumstances. These circumstances include preventing certain types of development from occurring within erosion prone areas or storm tide inundation areas (coastal hazard areas), or areas of high ecological significance that remain within the coastal zone. According to the Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995, building approvals may not be given for structures built completely or partly seaward of the coastal building line.