What are the coastal setbacks?


  • Where a beach is present there is a thirty metre (30m) setback from the High Water Mark for building construction.
  • Where a cliff top exists there is a ten metre (10m) setback from the most landward point of cliff undercut for building construction.

Exceptions to this rule may occur however:

  • Increased setbacks may be as a result of policy put in place to preserve and conserve unique landscape features along the coastline.
  • Decreases setbacks may occur in areas where there are existing buildings.