Development Approvals/Permits and Resource Allocation Authorities for works within a declared Fish Habitat Area - Queensland

Description

Development approvals are required for assessable development prescribed under the Planning Act 2016 to:

  • remove, destroy or damage protected marine plants and/or
  • for operational and/or building works in a declared Fish Habitat Area

A resource allocation authority is also required for the area within a declared Fish Habitat Area for:

  • operational works;
  • building works; or
  • accepted development activities under the Accepted development requirements for operational work that is completely or partly within a declared Fish Habitat Area, number MP06.

Applicants must lodge development applications and a resource allocation authority must be obtained from Fisheries Queensland if the land is on unallocated tidal land or in Queensland waters for aquaculture developments, or in a declared Fish Habitat Area for other types of developments or for marine deadwood collection.

For further information contact:

  • Fisheries Queensland website or the relevant regional Fisheries Planning and Assessment office,
  • Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing website
  • Department of State Development
  • Local governments.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


Applicants should be aware that development under the Planning Act and proposed in the declared Fish Habitat Area may only be carried out if the person holds a resource allocation authority authorising the person to interfere with the declared Fish Habitat Area.

There are no pre-requisites for lodging an application to obtain development permit for operational works to remove, destruct or damage protected marine plants or for operational works or building works in a declared Fish Habitat Area.

Applicants should refer to the State Development Assessment Provisions, specifically 'State Code 12: Development in a declared fish habitat area', available online.

Duration

The term of the Resource Allocation Authorities approved for the nominated declared Fish Habitat Area varies.  The term reflects the prescribed development purpose and will be in effect until the approved operational and/or building works are completed, with start and expiry dates specified on the authority.  The authority holder must ensure all relevant approvals are held prior to the commencement of development or activities requiring approval.

Fees

Contact DILGP in regard to development application fees.  Particular assessment manager and concurrence agency application fees are prescribed in Schedule 10 Planning Regulation 2017.

Contact Fisheries Queensland in regard to Resource Allocation Fees which are prescribed in Schedule 8 Fisheries Regulation 2008 - Part 1 Resource Allocation Authorities.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1994 QLD

Planning Act 2016 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulation 2008 QLD

Planning Regulation 2017 QLD

Application process

Development application forms are available from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning website.

Note: Pre-lodgement meetings or discussions are encouraged - contact the relevant Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning regional office (see Contact List).

Resource Allocation Authority application forms and information sheets are available from the Fisheries Queensland website.

Further information/clarification of the proposal and offset options may be explored.

Native title notification may be required.

Transfer process

Resource Allocation Authorities are transferable between individuals and entities and the transfer is subject to assessment by Fisheries Queensland.

Additional information

This approval/permit is regulated by the Fisheries Act 1994 & the Fisheries Regulation 2008.

If you are planning fisheries development on state land, you need to obtain the state government's consent in the form of a resource allocation authority (RAA) from Fisheries Queensland for work in a declared fish habitat area as well as these other uses of state resources:

  • tidal aquaculture on unallocated state land (e.g. oyster aquaculture)
  • commercial collection of dead marine wood from unallocated state land.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Impact Assessment and Management

Contact details

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Manager

Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: 38-40 Tingira Street
Corner Aumuller & Tingira Streets
Portsmith, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO Box 5396
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4241 1200
Email: idasnfc@daf.qld.gov.au
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Manager

Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Maroochy Research Station
47 Mayers Road
Nambour, Queensland 4560
Mailing address: PO Box 5083 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre
Nambour, Queensland 4560
Phone: 07 5381 1360
Email: Idassfc@daf.qld.gov.au
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Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)