Working Near Waterways, (EDO Tasmania) is designed to help you work out what legal obligations may apply to your proposed activities, how you can meet those obligations, and where you can find out more information. To download a copy of the guide, click here or to go to their website click here.
The Waterways and Wetlands Works Manual, (DPIPWE) provides environmental best practice guidelines for undertaking works in these sensitive areas. Guidelines are available on practical strategies to minimise environmental harm when undertaking works on waterways and wetlands in Tasmania. To download a copy of Construction Practices in Waterways and Wetlands manual click here or to go to the DPIPWE website for more information click here.
Make sure you contact your Local Government Authority before undertaking any works in or along a River.
Having healthy riparian vegetation is the most cost effective and sustainable long term mitigation option when it comes to preventing riverbank erosion. To download a copy of Revegetation Projects, Best Practice Guide for Tasmania click here.
Understorey Network has a plant species list for most Local Government manicipality across the state which identify easy to grow or easy to purchase native plants. They also identify which plant species are suitable for riparian revegetation. To go to their website and download a list click here.
Guidelines for riparian fencing in flood‐prone areas have been developed to assist land managers to minimise future flood damage. The guidelines help to select the most appropriate fence type, design, location and building technique. To download a copy of the full document click here.
If you have nominated works on Crown Land you are advised to contact staff at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on 03 6233 6413 or by email at email@example.com for advice on works.
Work activities under the scheme have the potential to impact Tasmanian Threatened Species. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that any works you undertake are not in breach of either the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 or the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Please contact staff at the DPIPWE on 03 6165 4340 or by email at ThreatenedSpecies.Enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au for advice. For further information on threatened species click here.
Work activities under the scheme have the potential to impact Aboriginal Heritage. You are reminded that it is your responsibility to ensure that any works you undertake are not in breach of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Relics Act 1975. Please contact staff at the DPIPWE on 1300 487 045 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice. Further information is available at www.aboriginalheritage.tas.gov.au.