You will require this approval if you intend to develop, alter, or remove an obstruction near a water services licensee's infrastructure. This approval also applies if you intend to drill, bore, excavate or use impact equipment with close proximity to water service infrastructure. Types of obstructions include:
- electrical, telecommunications and similar cables
- gas mains
- power poles and other poles and towers
- ground anchors
- material stockpiles
- roads and airstrips.
Small trees of no more than five metres in height and fences and similar structures that can easily be removed are not included as obstructions. Close proximity is determined by the Water Services Licensee who owns the infrastructure in accordance with the regulations.
Please note that the relevant water services licensee may be the WA Water Corporation, your local council or a private corporation. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on this approval or to find out who your relevant water services licensee is.