Accepted development – with requirements

These works do not require a development permit. You do not need anything in writing before starting the activity, provided you have carried out a self-assessment to ensure you comply with the relevant accepted development requirements.

Notification requirements

The owner of land on which the works are constructed must notify us of the works within 60 business days of completion. Notification requirements are outlined in the relevant accepted development documents.

Overland flow

For operational works to take overland flow water that are identified as accepted development in the Water Regulation 2016, the following requirements apply.

Stock or domestic purposes and limited capacity works

Constructing works to take overland flow water for stock or domestic purposes, or works that have a limited capacity can be accepted development. Works must comply with the accepted development requirements.

Limited capacity works only apply in certain water plan areas as specified in the Water Regulation 2016.

Overland flow storage with a greater capacity than outlined in the Water Regulation 2016 is assessable development and requires a development permit.

Carrying out an environmentally relevant activity

Works undertaken to satisfy the requirements of an environmental authority or a development permit for carrying out an environmentally relevant activity can be accepted development. Works must comply with the accepted development requirements.

Underground water – subartesian bores

The construction of some subartesian bores, or the replacement of authorised subartesian bores can be accepted development. Works must comply with the accepted development requirements.

Levee banks

Works related to Category 1 levees can be acceptable development. Works must comply with the accepted development requirements.

For more information about their construction, modification and assessment, read about constructing and modifying levee banks.

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