You need this approval if you intend to undertake development within the Swan and Canning River Development Control Area. Development 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.
You will not need this approval for some activities such as erecting a sign.
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.