Controlled Activity Approval - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake works which may impact the quantity or flow of water in a water source.

A controlled activity approval allows you to carry out a specified controlled activity at a specified location on waterfront land. Waterfront land includes the bed of any river, lake or estuary and any land within 40 meters of its mean high water mark.

Approval is required for the following activities:

  • Erecting a building or carrying out a work;
  • Removing material or vegetation from land;
  • Depositing material on land, including through landfill operations; and
  • Any other activity that affects quantity or flow of water in a water source.

Exemptions may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Complete the relevant application form;
  • Provide any information required by the Agency; and
  • Pay the required fees.

The application form details further requirements. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Water

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 2000 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Water Management (General) Regulation 2011 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Water Licensing
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Office of Water


Operating address:
Level 10,
Macquarie Tower
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5123
Parramatta
New South Wales 2124

Phone:

02 8281 7777

Phone:

1800 353 104

Fax:

02 8281 7799
water.enquiries@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Supporting information

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