You will require this permit if you intend to conduct certain activities, works or commercial acts in the Swan River Trust Development Control Area. An example of a permit application for commercial activities and works might be:
- A local government undertaking works valued at less than $50,000; or
- A person intending to operate a commercial mobile confectionery vending business.
Others activities that may require a permit include:
- Repairs and maintenance;
- Emergency works;
- Erosion control;
- Temporary structures;
- Fire hazard reduction;
- Any commercial acts and activities;
- Bank disturbance;
- Digging in the river bed;
- Taking worms or other invertebrates;
- Removing or trimming trees or other vegetation;
- Launching vessels outside a permitted launching place; or
- Organised events.
The Development Control Area includes the waters of the Swan and Canning rivers and adjoining parks and recreation reservations. It extends upstream from the Fremantle Traffic Bridge to Moondyne Brook on the Avon River, to the Lower Diversion Dam on the Helena River, along Southern River to the Allen Road crossing and along the Canning River to its confluence with Stinton Creek. 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 permit, and to assist the efficient assessment of applications, you must:
- Submit the completed application form, which includes the written consent of the landowner;
- Provide a detailed written description and a map relating to the location and nature of the proposed works, acts or activities;
- Submit any additional information requested by the Agency; and
- Pay the relevant fees.
It is your responsibility to obtain any other necessary approvals or licences required to carry out the proposed activity. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding specific eligibility requirements.
As indicated on the permit.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Permit - PDF
Application for Commercial Activity Approval - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted for commercial activity approval.
Approval time is between 1 to 3 months. This length may be longer if the development is significant and requires public consultation.
Department of Parks and Wildlife
Rivers and Estuaries Division
Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 (Western Australia)
Swan and Canning Rivers Management Regulations 2007 (Western Australia)
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