You need a resource allocation authority if you intend to undertake aquaculture developments on unallocated tidal land or in Queensland waters (e.g. oyster or pearl farming).
A resource allocation authority does not give the holder any right of ownership or tenure over the land, or grant the holder the right to carry out the proposed development without a valid aquaculture development approval. Aquaculture development involving an intake or discharge structure, only part of which is within unallocated state land, does not require a resource allocation authority. Other approvals may also be required, for example permission to perform works in a declared Fish Habitat Area or within a State Marine Park.