Dam Works Permit - Tasmania

Description

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

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

A dam permit only allows for the construction of, or other works relating to, a dam. You may also need to apply 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.

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
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Due to the complex nature of applications for this permit, please contact the agency.

Duration

This permit is issued for 2 years and may be extended for a further 2 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Water Management Act 1999 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Water Management (Safety of Dams) Regulations 2015 Tasmania

Approval time

12 weeks

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources 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.

Supporting information