My Department held a public consultation on proposed changes to the Foreshore Act 1933 in early 2013. A consultation document entitled A New Planning and Consent Architecture for Development in the Marine Area was published as part of this process. Key stakeholders, including state bodies, NGOs, industry bodies, and local authorities, were notified of the consultation and invited to make submissions. The consultation, which covered all aspects of the consent system, was also advertised in the national press. Approximately 200 submissions were received.