The ICM Act stipulates that coastal municipalities are responsible for setting aside areas of land through which members of the public are able to access the coast and coastal public property.
The Boat Launch Site Monitoring System (BLSMS) is a province-wide monitoring initiative for launch sites. It is an unique, mutually beneficial cooperation between different stakeholders towards improving management of small craft launch sites in KZN.
The Blue Flag programme, is an eco-award given to beaches that meet specific, strict standards of excellence in safety, cleanliness, provision of amenities, environmental information and management.
Given that the coast of KZN provides a gateway to the world, a playground for leisure, and a primary zone for economic development, it is not surprising that there is a high demand for coastal resources and economic development opportunities. This is matched by growing resident and seasonal populations who utilise the coast and supporting infrastructure and services. Collectively these features create a basis for development that is pivotal to the future economy of KZN.