Water affecting activities

Water resources on Eyre Peninsula are precious and need to be managed sustainably. This includes watercourses, dams and catchment landscapes. Some activities can have adverse impacts on the health and condition of water resources and the ecosystems that depend on them, as well as on other water users. 

These water affecting activities include:

  • constructing or enlarging dams or structures that collect or divert water
  • building structures, obstructing or depositing solid materials in a watercourse (e.g. erosion control, constructing water crossings or dumping material)
  • excavating material from a watercourse (e.g. excavating or cleaning soaks, waterholes and on-stream dams)
  • destroying vegetation in a watercourse (e.g. removal of reeds)
  • draining or discharging water or brine into a watercourse (e.g. desalination waste, stormwater, including urban discharge, drainage and salinity control)
  • drilling, deepening and back filling wells, bores and ground water access trenches.


Permits for water affecting activities

Water affecting activities need to be managed carefully and require a permit.

Please download the relevant form, complete and send with the permit fee to Water Resources Officer, PO Box 22 Port Lincoln SA 5606.

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