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Tourism and Recreation Policy S-DIST-1

Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreational activities, within and adjacent to the south plan areas must demonstrate that they will in order of preference
a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigated significant cumulative adverse physical disturbance or displacement impacts on highly mobile species.

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposal should provide evidence in support of an assessment of the potential for significant adverse physical disturbance or displacement impacts on highly mobile species.
  2. If it is not possible to avoid impacts, minimisation or mitigation of direct and indirect should be considered. For example this could inlcude, allowing the activity only at certain times so that total dose and or duration of a pressure is reduced, redirecting visitors to more suitable sites, require dogs to be on leads, excluding motor or vessel traffic, the management of routes to keep a minimum distance from sensitive sites ef nesting  or haul out spots, using screens or hides to encourage appropriate viewing. 
  3. The effect of the exposure and magnitude of impacts should be considered in proportion to the proposals size. should include details of any direct or indirect impacts on highly mobiles species.

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