The Coastal Lands Protection Scheme is used to bring significant coastal lands into public ownership and provides for their long term management and care. The Department administers the Scheme, which receives an annual budget allocation of $3 million for strategic acquisitions.
When it began in 1973, the Scheme identified certain lands to be protected and acquired. These lands usually included features such as headlands, dunes, hinterland, coastal lagoons and lakes, particularly where the original vegetation was still dominant. In 2011, the Scheme was re-oriented to invite nominations for suitable land that met the following criteria:
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