You will require this permit if you intend to conduct certain activities in water flowing on a permanent or intermittent basis, or in a wetland area. The activities include:
- dredging or excavating, including activities that aid navigation, modify water flow, obtain supplies of gravel or lay pipelines and cables)
- reclamation work, including infilling, draining or clearing land to make it suitable for use for urban or rural development.
The Agency will consider the public benefit of the project, but is unlikely to grant a permit if the activity would:
- reduce water quality
- damage or destroy marine vegetation, including seagrasses and wetlands
- 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 from requiring a permit.