You require this approval before any development or construction can begin within the Swan and Canning River Development Control Area. Development includes:
- The erection, construction, demolition, alteration or carrying out of any building, excavation, or other works in, on, over, or under land or waters
- A material change in the use of land or waters
- Any other act or activity in relation to land or waters declared by the regulations to constitute development.
Please note that some smaller activities (for example erecting a sign) do not require development approval and instead can be covered by a separate permit application.
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.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on the approval.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Approval may take up to 6 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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