Controlled activities

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, and affecting environmental connectivity and diversity.

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    What is a controlled activity?

    How we define controlled activity under the Water Management Act 2000.

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    Find out about controlled activity approvals, how to apply and exemptions.

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    Guidelines for controlled activities

    Access published resources for the various types of controlled activities and protection of waterfront land.

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    Waterfront land e-tool

    Helping applicants determine the definition of waterfront land.