What are water affecting activities (WAA)?

  • Fact sheet
  • August 2015
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A stock crossing or bridge built in or over a watercourse requires a permit

Water resources in the SA Murray-Darling Basin are precious and need to be managed sustainably. This includes our watercourses, lakes, dams, floodplains, groundwater, springs, wetlands, waterholes and catchment landscapes.

Water affecting activities must be managed to:

Permits for water affecting activities

Some water affecting activities can have an adverse impact on the health and condition of water resources and need to be managed carefully, and may require a permit. These include, but are not limited to:

Duty of care

In South Australia all persons have a general statutory duty of care to act reasonably and responsibly in relation to the management of natural resources. This includes an obligation to maintain and not damage a watercourse, floodplain or lake.

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