Authorisations not required
SSD and SSI projects do not require certain authorisations (approvals) under the Water Management Act 2000. These are:
- a water supply work and or use approval for surface and ground water. However, a water access licence and water entitlement shares are required where there is non-exempt water take. Find more information on water licence and approval exemptions.
- a controlled activity approval. Find more information on controlled activity approval exemptions.
The above approvals under the Water Management Act 2000 do not apply if:
- supporting documents for the SSD or SSI reference and assess all impacts associated with the works that would otherwise require the approvals, and
- the impacts are considered by the department, prior to granting of consent.
NRAR also has a consultation role for major projects such as Designated Development, Planning Proposals and Review of Environmental Factors for some development works.