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Tourism and Recreation Policy S-ACC-1

Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreation, should demonstrate that they will in order of preference:

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on public access

Policy Considerations

  1. Proposals should identify the provision of public access in the area and provide evidence illustrating how a proposal may or may not impact public access.
  2. Proposals should avoid causing the displacement of public access. If it is not possible to avoid displacement, proposals chould include, for example adjusting the area used or the times of the day or year when activities are operating, moving the activity or proving support for new activities that generate similar social benefits.
  3. Public authorities must assess all potential impacts on public access, including positive and negative, direct and indirect, permanent and temporary, as well as cumulative effects. Adverse impacts may include limiting access to the marine area at all times or certain times of the day or year.