You require this permit for operational works if your development proposal is involved in construction of a new or raising the height of an existing waterway barrier such as a dam, weir, culvert, causeway, tidal or flood gates, boom litters, sediment curtains, bridge pylons or any other structure that will prevent fish movement, and is not self assessable under Schedule 3, Part 2, Table 4, Item of the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
means a fish ladder or another structure or device by which fish can pass through, by or over waterway barrier works.
includes a river, creek, stream, watercourse or inlet of the sea.
- Waterway barrier works
means a dam, weir or other barriers such as culverts, road crossings, silt curtains, trash racks or causeways across a waterway which will prevent fish movement.
There are no pre requisite for obtaining a development permit for operational works to construct or raise a waterway barrier works.
However, applicants may choose to apply for a fish movement exemption notice from the the Department under the Fisheries Act 1994 before applying for a development permit. Holding a fish movement exemption notice would greatly help the applicant at the development permit application stage.
Applicants have to provide the following at the lodgement of a development approval application:
Competed IDAS application (Form One. Part 1 and all other parts relevant to the proposed development must be completed)
All fees including assessment fee and, if relevant, Departmental assessment fee
If the land on which the proposed development will occur is not owned by the applicant, owners consent must be obtained
If the land is in a declared Fish Habitat Area, a resource allocation authority must be obtained from the Department before a development permit application is lodged.
You may also need to consult with the Department of Energy and Water Supply regarding additional applications under the Water Act 2000.
This approval cannot be transferred as the development permit is issued to the land not to the person.
The development permit will be in effect until the approved operational and/or building works are complete.
You can obtain information on fees from the Agency.
You can obtain the permit by submitting a completed IDAS Application Form 1 (including but not limited to Parts 2 and 27) and IDAS form 27 - Waterway barrier works to a Fisheries Planning and Assessment Office. There are seven Fisheries Planning and Assessment Offices in the State. Applicants must include the necessary documents with their application.
Further information/clarification of the proposal and mitigation options may be explored.
Native title notification may be required.
For operational works, there are five levels of fees depending on the complexity of the development. You can access the 'Guide to assessment fees for fisheries development applications' via the website.
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Impact Assessment and Management
Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Queensland)
Fisheries Regulation 2008 (Queensland)
Sustainable Planning Regulation 2009 (Queensland)
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