You require this approval before any development or construction can begin within the Swan and Canning River Development Control Area. Development generally includes:
- the erection, construction, demolition, alteration or carrying out of any building, excavation, or other works in, on, over, or under land or waters
- a material change in the use of land or waters
- any other act or activity in relation to land or waters declared by the regulations to constitute development.
Please note that some smaller activities (for example erecting a sign) do not require development approval and instead can be covered by a separate permit application.
The Development Control Area includes the waters of the Swan and Canning rivers and adjoining parks and recreation reservations. It extends upstream from the Fremantle Traffic Bridge to Moondyne Brook on the Avon River, to the Lower Diversion Dam on the Helena River, along Southern River to the Allen Road crossing and along the Canning River to its confluence with Stinton Creek. A map of the area can be found in the resources.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.