Application for this notice is optional under the Fisheries Act 1994. It may be given for the need to provide fish passage at the waterway barrier works provided the Department is satisfied that passage is not necessary or desirable for the best management, use, development or protection of fisheries resources or fish habitat.
If you decide to apply for a fish movement exemption notice, the notice must be obtained before the lodgment of a development permit application for operational works associated with construction or raising a waterway barrier works.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
There is no pre-requisite for obtaining a fish movement exemption notice.
You will need to provide the following at the lodgement of a development approval application:
completed fish movement exemption notice application
all fees including assessment fee
all necessary information required for the assessment of the application.
This permit cannot be transferred as it is issued to the land not to a person.
The fish movement exemption notice may be issued for a maximum duration of 4 years. If the proposed waterway barrier works is not taking place within that time period, applicants have to apply for a new fish movement exemption notice.
Level 1 Assessment of application for renewal of fish movement exemption notice
Level 2 Assessment of fish movement exemption notice application
You must submit a completed fish movement exemption notice application form to a Fisheries office of the Department.
Applicants must include the necessary documents.
Further information/clarification of the proposal and mitigation options may be explored. Native title notification may be required.
Fees for the assessment of a fish movement exemption notice application are under the Fisheries Act 1994.
Contact the Freshwater fisheries and habitat unit of the Department for information or visit the website.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Impact Assessment and Management
Fisheries Act 1994 (Queensland)
Fisheries Regulation 2008 (Queensland)
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