Licence to Construct a Retaining Wall on a Waterway - Western Australia

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyLicence

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Licence to Construct a Retaining Wall on a Waterway - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Water
Science and Planning
Water Assessment and Allocation

Act(s) name

Waterways Conservation Act 1976 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Waterways Conservation Regulations 1981 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Water Services
Department of Water
Science and Planning
Water Assessment and Allocation


Operating address:
The Atrium
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
PO BOX K822
Perth, Western Australia 6842

Phone:

08 63647600
Atrium.Reception@water.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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