Permit to Construct or Alter Works (Dam / Weir / Barrage) - Northern Territory

Description

You will be required to apply for this permit if you intend to undertake any construction which may affect the flow of water. This includes constructing or altering a dam on a water course. Applicants are advised to consult with the Water Licensing Officer of the relevant region (Darwin, Katherine or Alice Springs) prior to applying.

You will not need to apply for this permit if you are constructing any of the following:

  • road drainage
  • culverts, bridges and urban stormwater drainage works designed and constructed to engineering standards accepted by the relevant public authority
  • soil conservation and landcare activities approved by the government.

If you require any further information, please contact the Department.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

For each project: one year to complete the project.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Nil

Application process

Apply

Please submit your completed application form, together with:

  • soil testing - you need qualified technicians to do a soil analysis of the dam wall, especially for the core, as any errors in that analysis can cause the dam wall to break
  • detailed survey of the storage area to work out how much the dam will hold and the full supply level area of inundation
  • hydrological report with a water balance study to meet the estimated demand
  • detailed dam wall design with engineering drawings
  • detailed spillway and outlet design engineering drawings
  • geotechnical report including the soil tests, the dam wall foundations and the ability of the dam to store water - outline any potential for leaks
  • assessment of the downstream environment and vulnerability to flooding if the dam fails
  • Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority clearance certificate
  • you may need to do a biodiversity survey depending on the location and availability of information of biodiversity in the area.
If you require any further information on the documents that need to be submitted, please contact the Department.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Water Licensing Officer - Alice Springs

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Operating address: AZRI Building
Stuart Highway South
Alice Springs NT 0871
Mailing address: PO Box 1120
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 9215
Fax: 08 8951 9268
Email: water.Licensing@nt.gov.au
Website: Water (Opens in new window)

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Water Licensing Officer - Darwin

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

Operating address: 4th Floor, Goyder Building
25 Chung Wah Terrace
Palmerston NT 0830
Mailing address: PO Box 496
Palmerston NT 0831
Phone: 08 8999 3660
Fax: 08 8999 3666
Email: water.Licensing@nt.gov.au
Website: Water (Opens in new window)