Works on waterways

Waterway information and advice

The CMA is committed to protecting and enhancing waterway health.
The conduct of works on or near a designated waterway require a licence from the CMA.
We provide the community with waterway information and advice.
This may relate to the conduct of proposed works or processes that may affect waterway health.
We can issue licences for the conduct of works on designated waterways.

Wanting to do works on a waterway?

How much does it cost?

Each of the following services costs $165.33 (inc GST):

  • Works on Waterways Licence (per work site)
  • Works on Waterways Licence amendment, renewal or transfer
  • Works on Waterways Advice
  • Final inspection fee  (mandatory for high risk works)
  • Priority Service (pending availability – please contact us to confirm)

Related information

Floodplain management

Floodplain management

As the Floodplain Management Authority, we aim maintain the natural functions of floodplains and waterways and minimise the risks flooding poses to life, property and community assets. This is separate to our waterways manager role

Works issue notification

Works issue notification

If you are concerned about and would like to report potential works undertaken on a designated waterway without a Works on Waterways Licence, please complete the notification form blow and forward to the Glenelg Hopkins CMA

Waterways data request

Waterways data request

Waterways and flood modelling files are available. This is a fee for service product. If you would like to request a copy of flood modelling files or other forms of data from the CMA, please complete the Date Request Form to lodge your request

Rural Drainage Strategy

Rural Drainage Strategy

The 2018 Victorian Rural Drainage Strategy clarifies arrangements for management of Rural Drainage in Victoria. Click the link below for more information.