Approval to Build Over or in the Vicinity of Water Service Infrastructure - Western Australia

Description

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
  • drains
  • 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

For your application to be considered, you must:

  • provide all information required and
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for this approval vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Approval to Build Over or in the Vicinity of Water Service Infrastructure - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Water Services Act 2012 WA

Regulation(s) name

Water Services Regulations 2013 WA

Administering agency

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Water

Contact details

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

Head Office

Water

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Operating address: The Atrium
Level 4
168 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 33
Cloisters Square Po, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 6364 7000
Fax: 08 6364 7001
Website: Water (Opens in new window)