Healthy, productive watercourses and waterfront land are vital to the community and environment.
Some types of activities on waterfront land can cause negative impacts, such as:
- altering water flow or water quality
- destabilising bed and banks
- causing erosion
- disturbing vegetation and wildlife habitats
- affecting environmental connectivity and diversity.
What is a controlled activity?
Find out how we define controlled activity under the Water Management Act 2000.
Find out about controlled activity approvals, exemptions and how to apply.
Guidelines for controlled activities
Read our guidelines on the various types of controlled activities and the protection of waterfront land.
Waterfront land e-tool
Use our tool to identify waterfront land under the controlled activity provisions of the Water Management Act 2000.