Approval to Construct a Dam - South Australia

Service summary

Persons wishing to interfere with a water course to dam water, or to divert surface run-off to a dam, must obtain Council approval if the dam has a capacity of more than 5 mega litres and/or a wall height exceeding 3 metres, or a retaining wall exceeding 1 metre in height.

Any other dams will require approval from the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Once off.

Fees

Refer to your local Council

Application

The paper form 'Information Sheet: Requirements for Dams' is available from the agency.

Administering agency

Adelaide Hills Council

Contact details

Administration Officer


Operating address:
28 Onkaparinga Valley Road
Woodside SA 5244
Mailing address:
PO Box 44
Woodside SA 5244

Phone:

0884080400

Fax:

0883897440
mail@ahc.sa.gov.au

Website:

http://www.ahc.sa.gov.au/ Opens in a new browser window

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