Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is inviting feedback on proposed changes to foreshore occupation licences prior to the feedback closure date of 15 June 2018. Thanks to those who have submitted feedback so far.
All submitted feedback will help inform the final licencing structure and associated fees.
An improved licencing system is needed because structures built on public foreshore land are subject to administration to allow GMW to manage environmental, public liability and operational concerns.
GMW’s proposed fee structure is based on fairness, waterway protection and security of tenure for owners. Urban expansion on foreshore land in recent years and larger recreational vessels have increased foreshore use in some areas.
Please have a look at our Fact Sheet which summarises these changes.
What are the benefits of the new licences?
The new Foreshore Occupation Licences will provide you with greater security of tenure with a longer licence term. The new licences are valid for 10 years (previously 5 years).
The licences allow you to enjoy authorised private recreational structures on GMW foreshore land.
The updated licencing system is fairer for all users as it is based on a user-pays approach. This means the cost of your licence may depend on the type of foreshore structure/s you have.
Please have a look at our updated Fee Schedule.
If you’re unsure about what these changes mean for your licence, please get in touch with our friendly staff who can discuss your individual Foreshore Occupation Licence needs.
We also encourage you to provide feedback on these changes or seek further information.
Provide feedback online - You can fill out our online feedback form below.
Meet with us - If you’re interested in meeting with us please fill out our online feedback form or contact us on 1800 013 357 to arrange an appointment to meet with one of our staff members in your local area.
Phone us - Our staff are available to speak with you if you have any questions or concerns. Please contact us on 1800 013 357.
Our consultation period has been extended and is now open until Friday 15 June 2018.
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