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Publications archive - Ecologically Sustainable Development


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development

Prepared by the Ecologically Sustainable Development Steering Committee
Endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments
December, 1992
ISBN 0 644 27253 8

Coastal Zone Management
Part 3 Intersectoral Issues - Chapter 17


To develop comprehensive coastal zone policies which are consistent with ESD principles, protect and manage the coastline and beaches for the enjoyment of future generations, and ensure that coastal development is balanced, well planned and environmentally sensitive.

Strategic Approach

This can best be achieved through developing integrated policies on the management and protection of the coastal zone within each jurisdictions' sphere of operations. Once the RAC Coastal Zone Inquiry is complete and each jurisdiction has developed their own integrated coastal policies, governments will be in a position to identify significant coastal issues which require a national approach as part of any agreed approach to develop a national coastal strategy.

Objective 17.1

Governments will: