Marine Farming Lease - Tasmania

Description

If you intend to operate a water-based marine farm you are required to hold a marine farm lease. Leases are issued through a tender process at the time that a new Marine Farming Development Plan is released. If you intend to obtain a lease, it may be necessary to buy one from an existing lease holder.

Extensive consultation is required for the allocation and management of marine farm leases.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

All marine farming operations must be licensed under current legislation, and stiff penalties apply to illegal operations.

Licences include environmental conditions to ensure that marine farming operations are sustainable and do not have an unacceptable impact on the marine environment. Leases are conditional, and may vary according to many factors depending on if it is a land-based or water-based marine farm operation.

The process of eligibility and application for an existing or new marine farming lease is very extensive and requires considerable consultation and administration. The first stage will result in the issuing of a certificate of preference to participate in a process for the allocation of a lease zone. Planning of the zone will follow, then the granting of a lease if successful.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified but no more than 30 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Other, Co-operative, Incorporated Association $1767.00 -
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $153.45 Base fee for lessees of shellfish farms. Plus additional fee of $76.73 per hectare.
Apply Licence Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $2557.50 Base fee for for lessees of finfish farms. Plus additional fee of $289.85 per hectare.
Apply Transfer Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $697.50 -

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Marine Farming Branch

Mailing address: GPO Box 44
Hobart
7001
Phone: 03 6165 3110
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: MarineFarming.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au