Erosion Management Overlays

What is the Erosion Management Overlay?

The purpose of the Erosion Management Overlay (EMO) is to prevent inappropriate development and minimise land disturbance in areas prone to erosion, landslip and other land degradation processes.

Under the overlay, a planning permit is required for all subdivisions, buildings and other works including the removal of vegetation. (This does not apply to repairs and routine maintenance, fences, works to prevent soil erosion, emergency works etc.)


Planning Application Requirements

In addition to the standard information required for a planning application, the following is required:

  • Professional geotechnical advice prior to any work commencing
  • A site specific geotechnical hazard and risk assessment report