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Replacing pumping equipment lost or damaged by flood

Stock and domestic pumps

If you own land adjoining a watercourse, lake or spring, you can take water for domestic and stock purposes without an entitlement. Pumps that take water for these purposes are exempt development under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. No permits are required to replace or repair these pumps if they are damaged by floodwater.

Replacing or repairing other pumps

If you own land in a declared disaster area, you can replace an authorised pump damaged or lost due to flood with an identical one at the same location without applying for a development permit. Unauthorised pumps cannot be replaced.

You may need to apply for a development permit before starting work to install a pump capable of a greater maximum rate, or a like-for-like pump in a new location. Contact your local business centre for more information.

Applying for a development permit

Assessable development requires approval from the State Assessment and Referral Agency. You will require a development permit before you can begin work on assessable development.

If you are planning works and need information about assessable, self-assessable and exempt development, contact the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning.

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Last updated: 28 March 2017


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