Foreshore licence conditions extended following feedback

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) received feedback from about 130 people throughout April, May and June 2018 in regards to foreshore occupation licencing arrangements. Thank you to all community members and interested parties who provided input.

Read a summary of the feedback here.

Customers whose jetty and boat ramp licence has expired will now be extended to 30 June 2019 based on current licence conditions, which includes a CPI increase of 2.2 per cent.

GMW will consider all feedback received and work through next steps, which will include consideration of:

  • Unlicensed structures – GMW will complete an extensive survey over the remainder of 2018 and into 2019 of all structures to now include those that are currently not licensed
  • Allowable structures – criteria for appropriate engineering standards, environmental standards and address user and public safety
  • Construction standards – specifically minimum and maximum sizes, and what is appropriate at individual storage environments
  • Management controls – which seek to allow the controlled development of public and private infrastructure on storages that we manage. Management controls also help to facilitate recreational use of the waterway where this does not impact on operational requirements of the water storage.
  • Consideration of historical use and licensing – taking into account foreshore infrastructure which has been in place for some time
  • Licence terms including timeframes for licensing

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.