Development permit for operational works to construct or raise a waterway barrier - Queensland

Description

You require this permit for operational works if your development proposal is involved in construction of a new or raising the height of an existing waterway barrier such as a dam, weir, culvert, causeway, tidal or flood gates, boom litters, sediment curtains, bridge pylons or any other structure that will prevent fish movement, and is not self assessable under the Planning Act 2016.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements


There are no pre requisite for obtaining a development permit for operational works to construct or raise a waterway barrier works.

However, applicants may choose to apply for a fish movement exemption notice from the the Department under the Fisheries Act 1994 before applying for a development permit. Holding a fish movement exemption notice would greatly help the applicant at the development permit application stage.

Applicants have to provide the following at the lodgement of a development approval application:

  • Competed IDAS application (Form One. Part 1 and all other parts relevant to the proposed development must be completed)
  • All fees including assessment fee and, if relevant, Departmental assessment fee
  • If the land on which the proposed development will occur is not owned by the applicant, owners consent must be obtained
  • If the land is in a declared Fish Habitat Area, a resource allocation authority must be obtained from the Department before a development permit application is lodged.

You may also need to consult with the Department of Energy and Water Supply regarding additional applications under the Water Act 2000.

Duration

The development permit will be in effect until the approved operational and/or building works are complete.

Fees

You can obtain information on fees from the Agency.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Common All SPA IDAS forms (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Planning Act 2016 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulation 2008 QLD

Planning Regulation 2017 QLD

Application process

You can obtain the permit by submitting a completed IDAS Application Form 1 (including but not limited to Parts 2 and 27) and IDAS form 27 - Waterway barrier works to a Fisheries Planning and Assessment Office. There are seven Fisheries Planning and Assessment Offices in the State. Applicants must include the necessary documents with their application.

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

Native title notification may be required.

Transfer

This approval cannot be transferred as the development permit is issued to the land not to the person.

Additional information

For operational works, there are five levels of fees depending on the complexity of the development. You can access the 'Guide to assessment fees for fisheries development applications' via the website.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Impact Assessment and Management

Contact details

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Impact Assessment and Management

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Freshwater Fish and Habitat Unit
Floor 2, 80 Ann St
Brisbane
Queensland 4000
Mailing address: GPO Box 46
Brisbane
Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3405 6798
Fax: 07 3224 2805
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Opens in new window)

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

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)