24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure. Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)
Wimmera CMA has statutory responsibilities under the Water Act 1989 and 'By-law No.2 Waterway Protection 2014' to monitor, manage, enforce, and administer control over all works which may impact upon designated waterways throughout the Wimmera region to ensure works undertaken do not adversely affect the health of those waterways.
The approval process is designed to provide common sense and best-practice guidance to ensure works or activities have appropriately addressed hydraulic, physical, and environmental impacts on the health of our waterways.
All works and activities within the bed and banks of designated waterways in the Wimmera region require an approved Works on Waterways Permit from Wimmera CMA. A designated waterway is a waterway that has been listed within the Water Act 1989 as requiring this additional level of oversight to protect its environmental values.
Download a Works On Waterways Permit Application or request a paper copy direct from Wimmera CMA.
Complete the application form and submit to Wimmera CMA in person, by mail or email.
Wimmera CMA does not currently charge a fee to go through the Works on Waterways Permit process.
All works on waterways are subject to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and must comply with the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2007.
More information can be found at the Office of Aboriginal Affairs Victoria website, or find out more about Heritage Tools.
Landholders are sometimes concerned about the potential for flooding which may be caused by instream wood and vegetation in and around a waterway. A series of fact sheets available below include information for the community about managing vegetation and information about approvals that may be required in its management:
For more information about Works on Waterways permits you can email or phone (03) 5382 1544.
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