Riverine protection permits
If you need to excavate or place fill within a watercourse, lake or spring, you may need to apply for a riverine protection permit.
- Application for a riverine protection permit (PDF, 59K)*. No fees currently apply.
Note that certain applications for a riverine protection permit within a wild river area may not be accepted.
You need to consider other authorities that may be required before starting works including owner’s consent, quarry material allocations and vegetation clearing permits.
You do not require a riverine protection permit if excavation or placement of fill is:
- exempt under section 814 of the Water Act 2000 or
- permitted under section 50 of the Water Regulation 2002 or
- undertaken in accordance with the Riverine protection permit exemption requirements (PDF, 199K)*.
Best practice principles should be adopted when excavating or placing fill in a watercourse, lake or spring.
Archived information about streambed and bank erosion, stream bank vegetation, stream bank planting and assessing the health of a watercourse is available from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection library.
Natural disaster preparedness and recovery
A range of resources have been put together to provide disaster recovery advice to landowners.
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Last updated 27 September 2013