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 that 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).
- Reclamation that 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 either:
- 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.