- Information sheets
- Scenic amenity
- Regional studies
- Coastal dune management technical series
- Allocation of quarry material—EPP/2016/2104 (see the guideline Dredging and allocation of quarry material—ESR/2016/1979 below)
- Building and engineering standards for tidal works—EPP/2016/2100 (formerly EM2093) (PDF, 93KB)
- Coastal Hazard Technical Guide—EPP/2016/2082 (PDF, 348KB)
- Developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy: Minimum Standards and Guideline for Queensland Local Governments
- Development involving an artificial waterway—EPP/2016/2109 (formerly EM2036) (PDF, 124KB)
- Dredging and allocation of quarry material—ESR/2016/1979 (PDF, 200KB)
This guideline refers to the Pre-work notification form Proposed removal of quarry material without an allocation notice—ESR/2018/4175
- There are also pre-work and post-work notification forms at for accepted development
- Emergency tidal work (now Necessary operational work that is tidal works)—ESR/2016/2045 (formerly EM1562) (PDF, 87KB)
- Excluded works (Coastal)—EPP/2016/2081 (formerly EM2734) (PDF, 305KB)
- Land surrender for coastal management—EPP/2017/3945 (PDF, 535KB)
- Model conditions - Allocation of quarry materials—ESR/2015/1600 (formerly EM1326) (PDF, 167KB)
- Necessary operational work that is tidal works (previously Emergency tidal works under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009)—ESR/2016/2045 (formerly EM1562) (PDF, 87KB)
- Preparing a shoreline erosion management plan—EPP/2016/2087 (PDF, 262KB)
- Preparing a water allocation area for tidal works in natural waterways—EPP/2016/2088 (formerly EM2182) (PDF, 402KB)
- Purpose and use of the Code for assessable development that is prescribed tidal works—Guideline for coastal management—EPP/2016/2710 (PDF, 395KB)
- State Development Assessment Provisions State Code 8: Coastal development and tidal works (PDF, 557KB)
The following application forms are available online:
- Application for development approvals searches (coastal)—ESR/2015/1579 (DOCX, 108KB)
- Certification of construction of tidal works—ESR/2015/1871 (DOCX, 160KB)
- Certification of design of tidal works—ESR/2016/2046 (DOCX, 157KB)
- Coastal management district search—ESR/2015/1578 (DOCX, 99KB)
- Notice of details of quantity of quarry material removed—ESR/2015/1601 (DOCX, 108KB)
- Owner's consent for tidal works on State land below the high water mark—ESR/2015/1580 (DOCX, 115KB)
- Pre-work notification form for accepted development (DOCX, 106KB)
- Post-work notification form for accepted development (DOCX, 106KB)
- Surrender of a quarry allocation—ESR/2015/1582 (DOCX, 108KB)
- The following forms are used with the Part A form: General details for all applications—ESR/2015/1663 (DOCX, 180KB)
- Part B: Renew existing quarry allocation approval)—ESR/2015/1581 (DOCX, 109KB)
- Part B: Transferring all or part of an allocation of quarry material)—ESR/2015/1583 (DOCX, 115KB)
The State Planning Policy (SPP) includes planning and development policies for maintaining scenic amenity on the coast.
The Scenic Preference Rating Assessment Tool (SPRAT) calculates the scenic preference of an area, both pre and post-development. The following links provide information and access to software programs to assist in the determination of a scenic preference rating:
- Watch a training presentation (see availability) illustrating the steps involved with the assessment process.
- Determining scenic preference in the coastal zone guideline (PDF, 411KB) provides a step by step guide to determining scenic preference in the coastal zone.
- ImageJ software is a program that enables the user to measure the area of a polygon. ImageJ is free to download, and is available for several platforms.
- ImageJ instructions (PDF, 75KB) will assist new users to download and navigate the program.
- This Excel worksheet (XLS, 35KB) provides a template for calculating the scenic preference rating (SPR) of a view as shown in a photograph. The worksheet automatically generates percentages of visual elements once the measured polygon areas have been entered.
- SPRAT (Scenic Preference Rating Assessment Tool) is the spreadsheet that will produce the SPR number once the user has input percentages of visual elements (using figures generated from the Excel worksheet).
- Kirra Beach Restoration Project (see availability) A coastal regeneration project to restore the break and stop future sand build-up.
- Mackay Coast Study report (see availability)
- This study examined factors affecting coastal processes, including sand movement, erosion and accretion, along Mackay's beaches between Baker's Creek and Shoal Point.
- Moreton Bay Sand Extraction Study reports (see availability) This study examined the environmental, social and economic impacts of increasing sand extraction from the Bay and explored possible alternative sources of fine sand.
The Coastal Dune Management technical notes provide information on the formation, function, management and vegetation of Queensland's coastal sand dunes. The titles of each are listed below. PDF copies of the archived documents are available by searching for the title in the library catalogue.
- Series 1: Queensland's Coastal Sand Dunes
- Series 2: The Formation and Function of Coastal Dunes
- Series 3: Importance of Dune Vegetation
- Series 4: Description of Major Dune Plants
- Series 5: Management Guidelines for Dune Usage
These documents are available from the department’s online library catalogue.