(1) In preparing an environmental management plan, the Minister must ensure that the plan is consistent with—
(a) the Marine and Coastal Policy; and
(b) the Marine and Coastal Strategy; and
(c) the objectives set out in Part 2; and
(d) the guiding principles set out in Part 2; and
(e) any guidelines made under section 41; and
(f) any regional catchment strategy applying to any land affected by the plan; and
(g) any product made under a regional and strategic partnership that applies to any land affected by the plan.
(2) In addition to subsection (1), the Minister must consider the legislation under which the land that forms part of the marine environment is managed, and any other legislation applying to that land.
(3) In preparing an environmental management plan, the Minister must consult with—
(a) the Council; and
(b) any of the following persons or bodies whose interests, in the opinion of the Minister, may be affected by the plan—
(i) the responsible Minister of an applicable Act;
(ii) a municipal council;
(iii) a specified Aboriginal party.