Permit to Carry Out Dredging or Reclamation Work - New South Wales

Description

You will require permit if you intend to conduct any of the following activities in water (which flows on a permanent or intermittent basis) or in a wetland area:

  • Dredging or excavating which is generally undertaken in estuaries and rivers (dredging includes activities that aid navigation, modify water flow, obtain supplies of gravel or lay pipelines and cables); and / or
  • Reclamation which involves infilling, draining or clearing land to make it suitable for use for urban or rural development.

Please be aware that the Agency is likely to favourably consider dredging and reclamation activities that are for essential public navigation and environmental rehabilitation purposes. However, it is unlikely that permit will be granted if the activity would:

  • Reduce water quality;
  • Damage of destroy marine vegetation, including seagrasses and wetlands; or
  • Damage or destroy riparian vegetation, gravel beds, reefs or snags, or interfere with commercial and recreational fishing or aquaculture activities.

Please be aware that certain dredging and reclamation work is exempt.

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 permit, you must:

  • Obtain consent from the landowner;
  • Provide an assessment of the proposed impact on the environment and relevant species from the proposed activities;
  • Provide methods to be used to minimise damage to the environment;
  • Provide justification for proposed activity with the environment, economic and social issues taken into consideration;
  • Provide plans and engineering drawings for proposed activities; and
  • Pay any required fees.

You should firstly consult with other relevant Authorities to ascertain whether their approval is also required.

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

Duration

Completion of the works stated for a 12 month period.

Expiry

End of designated period.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

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

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries, Head Office

Operating address: Port Stephens Fisheries Centre
Taylors Beach Road
Taylors Beach
New South Wales 2316
Mailing address: Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay
New South Wales 2315
Phone: 1300 550 474
Phone: 02 4982 1232
Fax: 02 4982 1107
Email: information-advisory@dpi.nsw.gov.au