Dam or Well / Bore Permit - Tasmania

Description

You will require a permit if you intend to undertake work on dams or wells. Work practices may cover the design, construction, maintenance, surveillance and decommissioning of dams and well works, and any related matters.

There are some exemptions for dams and wells. You should refer to the Agency for more information.

As a general rule, any works in a watercourse may require a permit and should be referred to the Agency.

A dam or well permit only allows for the construction of, or other works to, a dam or well. You may also need to apply to the Agency for a water licence to store and use the water. Approval of a water licence proceeds according to the Agency's normal process. A Water Licence may be suspended / revoked in the case of a Water Supply Emergency (WSE) and may be subject to restrictions if water flow is limited at a given time.

Please consult the Contact Officer to assist you in determining if a permit is required under current legislation.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To start the dam assessment process these minimum conditions must be met:

  • an application form must be completed
  • the required information must be supplied and the fee must be paid.

Due to the complex nature of applications for this permit, please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Prerequisites

Might Need

Water Licences

Duration

A Dam Works Permit is issued for a period of 2 years. This may be extended for a further 2 years. A Well Works Permit is issued for a period of 2 years. This may be extended for a further 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Dam Work Permit Guidelines (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Water Management (Safety of Dams) Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Approval time

In the case of a Dam Works Permit application, there is a time limit of 12 weeks. In the case of a Well Works Permit application there is no time limit.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Water Management and Assessment Branch

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:

Section Head, Water and Dam Administration

Water Management and Assessment Branch

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3001
Email: Bill.Shackcloth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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