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Coastal Protection Act 1979 No 13
Historical version for 4 June 2015 to 7 July 2015 (accessed 21 January 2020 at 07:12) Repealed version
Part 4A Division 2 Section 55K
55K   Breach of coastal zone management plan: offence
(1)  A person must not carry out work for the purpose, or that has the effect, of preventing or remediating beach erosion, or for protecting property affected or likely to be affected by beach erosion, unless the work is:
(a)  in accordance with the relevant coastal zone management plan, or
(b)  development for which consent has been granted or exempt development under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 or an approved project within the meaning of Part 3A of that Act or approved State significant infrastructure within the meaning of Part 5.1 of that Act, or
(c)  temporary coastal protection works.
Maximum penalty: 4,500 penalty units (in the case of a corporation) or 2,250 penalty units (in any other case).
(2)  However, if:
(a)  a person commits the offence under subsection (1) by placing material on a beach, or a sand dune adjacent to a beach, and
(b)  the material is material of the kind referred to in section 55P (1) (a) or (b),
the maximum penalty for the offence is 2,250 penalty units (in the case of a corporation) or 1,125 penalty units (in any other case).