You require a development permit for Material Change of Use (aquaculture).
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
the cultivation of live fisheries resources for sale.
very young finger sized fish.
framework or wall run out to check drifting of beach and so stop encroaching of sea.
- Live fisheries resources
oystering, pearl culture, cage culture, hatcheries, fish, prawn and crayfish farming, culture of marine plants, marine worms, crabs etc.
affording passage for ships.
- Oyster area
a specified area identified and licensed for commercial oystering activities.
- Oyster ground
includes an oyster bank and land below high water mark suitable for oystering operations or where oysters are found.
- Oystering operations
the catching, cultivation, culling, maturing (whether on sticks, trays or other cultch) or taking of oysters, for the purpose of sale, trade or other purpose of any kind directed to gain or reward.
- Pearl farming
artificial propagation of pearls in pearl oysters.
on river bank.
For land based activities only a DA is required. For activities in state waters a Resource Allocation Authority is required in addition to a DA. A development plan must also be completed when submitting this application.
The development approval applies to the parcel of land and there is no time limit on the approval.
You can apply for this development authority by completing the relevant application forms prescribed under the Sustanable Planning Act 2009. Forms are obtained from your local authority (Council) or from the Department of State Development website.
Various sections are required to be completed and submitted to the relevant assessment manager for your application with the appropriate fees.
Forms required for the Development Application include:
IDAS Assessment Checklist
The Aquaculture Approvals section of the Department's website has information that will assist applicants to complete the application forms.
The Department may require additional information to support your application.
This approval is issued to a land parcel and cannot be transferred. If the land is sold the approval becomes the responsibility of whoever has tenure over the land (in such circumstances the Department must be formally informed of any changes to the personal contact details within 28 working days).
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Regulatory Reform and Consultation
Sustainable Planning Act 2009 (Queensland)
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