Apply for a Foreshore Occupation Licence

Please complete the below form to apply for a Foreshore Occupation Licence for the applicable storage.

Before completing this application please ensure you have read the following information for the appliable storage.

Lake Eildon  |  Lake Eppalock  |  Goulburn Weir and Nagambie Waterways  |  Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala

Download a copy of Foreshore structures on GMW land: Management and development controls of approved structures on GMW land

Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for processing and approval of your application from the date of your application submission.

You are able to save a draft of this application at any time - the Main Applicant will receive an email with a link back to the partially completed application.

Foreshore Occupation Licence Application
    Main Applicant Contact Details (Contractor/Owner)
    1. Please note - Links back to any drafts of this form will be sent to this email address.

    Owners
    1. Applicant Details - Owner 1
      1. Is owner 1 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 1 an individual or a company?
    2. Applicant Details - Owner 2
      1. Is owner 2 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 2 an individual or a company?
      2. Address - Owner 2
        Address - Owner 2
      3. Company Extract - Owner 2
        Company Extract - Owner 2
    3. Applicant Details - Owner 3
      1. Is owner 3 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 3 an individual or a company?
      2. Address - Owner 3
        Address - Owner 3
      3. Company Extract - Owner 3
        Company Extract - Owner 3
    4. Applicant Details - Owner 4
      1. Is owner 4 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 4 an individual or a company?
      2. Address - Owner 4
        Address - Owner 4
      3. Company Extract - Owner 4
        Company Extract - Owner 4
    5. Applicant Details - Owner 5
      1. Is owner 5 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 5 an individual or a company?
      2. Address - Owner 5
        Address - Owner 5
      3. Company Extract - Owner 5
        Company Extract - Owner 5
    6. Applicant Details - Owner 6
      1. Is owner 6 an individual or a company?
        Is owner 6 an individual or a company?
      2. Address - Owner 6
        Address - Owner 6
      3. Company Extract - Owner 6
        Company Extract - Owner 6
    Description of Property
    1. Certificate of Title & Title Plan This is a required field.
      Certificate of Title & Title Plan This is a required field.
    2. Note - The certificate must be no more than 3 months old

    Proposed Structures
    1. Storage This is a required field.

      We recommend you contact your local Storage Manager to discuss your proposed works prior to completing your application - GMW Local Storage Office Contact Details

      Storage This is a required field.
    2. Please see the Annual Licence Fee Estimator (it will open in a new window so that you may continue working on this form) to understand what your annual commitment will be.

    3. Details of Proposed Structure - Structure 1
    4. Details of Proposed Structure - Structure 2
      1. Type of Structure - Structure 2
        Type of Structure - Structure 2
    5. Details of Proposed Structure - Structure 3
      1. Type of Structure - Structure 3
        Type of Structure - Structure 3
      2. Type of Structure - Structure 3 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
        Type of Structure - Structure 3 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
    6. Details of Proposed Structure - Structure 4
      1. Type of Structure - Structure 4
        Type of Structure - Structure 4
      2. Type of Structure - Structure 4 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
        Type of Structure - Structure 4 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
    7. Proposed Structure - Structure 5
      1. Type of Structure - Structure 5
        Type of Structure - Structure 5
      2. Type of Structure - Structure 5 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
        Type of Structure - Structure 5 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
    8. Proposed Structure - Structure 6
      1. Type of Structure - Structure 6
        Type of Structure - Structure 6
      2. Type of Structure - Structure 6 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
        Type of Structure - Structure 6 (Yarrawonga Weir and Lake Mulwala)
    Attachments
    1. Design Plans for Private Structures
      1. Please attach a copy of the full colour design plans, A3 size, including a locality/site plan of the area which you propose to construct the works. The plans must also indicate your property boundary, GMW’s foreshore land and where the water line begins.

        Please refer to GMW Design Standards at https://www.g-mwater.com.au/recreation-tourism/foreshore-occupation-licences for:

        • Floating, fixed and transportable type private jetties on waterway banks
        • Standard boat launching ramp specifications
        • Retaining walls on waterway banks
        • Electrical services crossing GMW water storage perimeter land

        Applications will not be processed until GMW receive design plans for approval.

    2. Management of Works
      1. Please provide evidence of appropriate project management measures to be implemented, including Safe Work Method Statements, Job Safety Analysis, environmental controls and evidence of appropriate training and certification of mobile plant operators etc.

        Contractors who will be undertaking the works will need to provide a certificate of Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of $20 million.

    3. Public Liability Insurance
      1. Will you be attaching Public Liability Insurance? This is a required field.

        Please attach public liability insurance if you have appropriate policy, noting GMW as an interested party, for no less than $20 million, extended to cover licensed area.

        Will you be attaching Public Liability Insurance? This is a required field.
    4. Statutory Approvals
      1. Will you be attaching Statutory Approvals? This is a required field.

        Your proposed works may require approvals from, but not limited to, the following authorities:

        • Building works – Local council planning permit and/or building permit
        • Remove or disturb timber from a waterway – Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Recourse (Fisheries), and your local council
        • Remove or disturb aquatic or terrestrial native vegetation – Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP)
        • Earthworks – Registered Aboriginal Party
        • Works within a waterway – your regional Catchment Management Authority

        You are required to attach any required statutory approvals from the authorities noted above. Alternatively, you may provide written confirmation that you will obtain and provide these approvals prior to work commencing.

        Will you be attaching Statutory Approvals? This is a required field.
    5. Existing Licences and Structures
      1. Do you have any existing licence/s? This is a required field.

        If you already have a licence for a boat ramp/slipway, jetty or mooring it will be incorporated into the new Foreshore Occupation Licence so that you will have one occupation licence for the foreshore area and all structures.

        Do you have any existing licence/s? This is a required field.
      2. Do you have any existing structures or assets on/in the proposed licence area? This is a required field.

        If you have existing unlicenced structures, GMW will assess the structures and must approve them to remain.

        You may need to provide evidence such as a structural engineer report to confirm they are safe and comply with GMW’s standards.

        You may be required to remove, repair or replace any unapproved and un-licenced structures you have on GMW’s property.

        Do you have any existing structures or assets on/in the proposed licence area? This is a required field.
    6. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
      1. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage This is a required field.

        Each application lodged with Goulburn-Murray Water is required to be assessed to determine if the application requires a Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2007. A CHMP is a written report prepared by a Heritage Advisor which contains the results of an assessment of the potential impact of a proposed activity or works on Aboriginal cultural heritage.

        If you need more information about Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) or contacting a Heritage Adviser, go to the Aboriginal Victoria website.

        A CHMP is required for an activity if:

        • all or part of the activity is in an area of cultural heritage sensitivity. A waterway or land within 200m of a waterway may be considered an area of cultural heritage sensitivity; and
        • all or part of the activity is a high impact activity.

        If the proposed activity is not an exempt activity then an applicant must provide clear documented proof that they meet the exemptions from the requirement to prepare a CHMP, as specified in the Act and Regulations.

        A CHMP may be required prior to commencing any works.

        In circumstances where a CHMP is required, GMW cannot grant an application without an approved CHMP. Therefore, it is important an applicant is aware of their obligations under the Act and its Regulations.

        Aboriginal Cultural Heritage This is a required field.
    Applicant Declaration
    1. Declaration This is a required field.
      Declaration This is a required field.
    Application Checklist
    1. Attachments

      WARNING! Please ensure all required attachments are included in your application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

      Attachments
    Fees & Payment
    1. Application Fees

      If you submit this application, you will need to pay the Application Fee now and, if applicable, Title or Company requests.

      Application Fees
    2. Other fees may apply if the application is approved:

      • Security Deposit – Minimum $1,000 or up to 25% of construction costs
      • Supervision Fee – Minimum $250 or up to 5% of the construction costs
    3. Please see the Annual Licence Fee Estimator (it will open in a new window so that you may continue working on this form) to understand what your annual commitment will be.

    Encrypted Credit Card Information

    If you would prefer to pay your application fees by cheque or other means, please phone us on 1800 013 357.

    1. Please enter your card number as 1234-1234-1234-1234

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