You will require one of these licences if you intend to construct, alter, operate, remove or decommission any works on a waterway or groundwater bore.
Works include works to deviate a waterway or private dam, and covers all domestic and stock dams that are built on waterways. This approval is not required for farm dams that are not on a waterway.
New or continuing works on a bore that alter or replace a groundwater bore greater than three metres in depth will require:
- Works Licence (Bore Construction); or
- Works Licence (Bore Decommission).
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence, you must:
- Provide a map of the proposed works;
- Provide a construction plan of the proposed works;
- Provide an operation and maintenance plan for the proposed works;
- Provide any other figures or information required by the Authorities; and
- Pay the prescribed fees.
It is an ongoing requirement of this licence that you comply with the following standard conditions:
- Extraction share;
- Pumping rate;
- Sitting and construction;
- Operation and maintenance;
- Removal and decommissioning;
- Preventing pollution; and
- Using waterways and wetlands to store or convey water.
1 - 5 years.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Water Works Licences - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details.
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Water Act 1989 (Victoria)
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