New coastal erosion measures

The NSW government says new measures to protect areas affected by coastal erosion will clarify the rights of both property owners and councils.
Despite fears such measures could severely damage beaches, the government wants to give coastal property owners threatened by erosion more rights to build sea walls and barriers.
Belongil Beach at Byron Bay is named as one of the 19 'hot spots' where owners are under threat from coastal erosion.
Under the measures, councils will be forced to prepare emergency storm plans and introduce a code of practice for residents and councils building barriers.


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