You will require this licence if you intend to construct a retaining wall on a waterway in a declared management area. A waterway includes any rivers, inlets and estuaries, as well as any artificial canal, canal system, lake, lagoon or harbour connected to a waterway. There are five declared management areas in Western Australia:
- Albany waterways
- Avon River
- Wilson Inlet
- Peel-Harvey estuaries
- Leschenault Inlet.
Some activities are prohibited in waterway management areas. You will need to consult the Department if you plan to conduct any of the following activities:
- disturbing the waterbed, banks or foreshore
- putting any matter into a body of water
- launching a boat or other craft from a trailer
- discharging oil into water
- using aircraft on water.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
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:
- submit the required form
- pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for a Licence to Construct a Retaining Wall on a Waterway - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Water
Science and Planning
Water Assessment and Allocation
Waterways Conservation Act 1976 (Western Australia)
Waterways Conservation Regulations 1981 (Western Australia)
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