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Guide Exmouth Beach Management Plan: Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is a Beach Management Plan?

A Beach Management Plan (BMP) is a plan for managing a beach at a local level for the purpose of Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management. BMPs take into account and, where possible promotes or enhances the other uses and functions of a beach. Consideration is given to the current condition of the beach and coastal defences, alongside their long-term future. BMPs outline the considerations and actions to be taken for the next 5 years.