Notice of Intent to Drain or Pump Water - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to complete this notification if you intend to drain or pump groundwater for the purpose of controlling salinity.

You are required to complete this notification if you are draining or pumping water from under the ground surface, usually using leveed deep drains or open deep drains. You do not usually need to complete this notification if you are using shallow relief drains, grade banks or grassed waterways.

If you are in the Peel-Harvey Catchment Area you must also complete this notification for the drainage of water that is above the surface of the land as well as below the surface.

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

For your Notice to be valid, you must provide a plan or aerial photograph specifying the location of:

  • The drainage channels and/or pipes, including the direction of flow of water;
  • Existing drains or pumping works that may discharge into the proposed works or to which the works may be connected;
  • The place where the water is to be discharged;
  • Adjacent land including lot or location numbers;
  • All natural watercourses (creeks, rivers etc) and wetlands (lakes, marshes etc);
  • Roads, railways and water mains adjacent to the land; and
  • Any other Crown land, such as nature reserves, which is adjacent to the land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Works must be commenced within 2 years of notification.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Notice of Intent to Drain or Pump Water - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Lodgement

Apply

Applications must be lodged at least 90 days before the proposed drainage or pumping.


Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Food
Office of Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation

Act(s) name

Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Soil and Land Conservation Regulations 1992 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries Officer
Department of Agriculture and Food
Office of Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation


Operating address:
Department of Agriculture and Food
3 Baron-Hay Court
South Perth
Western Australia 6151
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 4
Bentley DC
Western Australia 6983

Phone:

08 93683333

Fax:

08 94742405
enquiries@agric.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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