This type of application applies to the construction of jetties, pontoons and boat ramps within non-tidal waters.
Non-tidal means inundated land (land under water). In some cases, the land is behind lock and weir structures, for example, Monterey Keys.
An application is required where inundated land is either owned or controlled by Council. In some areas, private property butts up to water that is under Council control. Property owners wanting to build a pontoon or jetty to service their property must apply for approval. The property owner is responsible for the ongoing care and maintenance of the installed structure.
If the structure is to be on or attached to common property within a community title scheme under the control of a body corporate, then body corporate consent must be supplied with the application.
If the structure is occupying or crossing Council owned or maintained reserves and freehold land, a lease is required.
This type of application has no status under the Planning Act 2016.
Applications within the resorts
We do not assess applications for construction of non-tidal works on private inundated land within resorts or works on land along the Coomera River butting up to resort.
Sanctuary Cove Resort: apply for approval to the body corporate and a private building certifier or the relevant state government department.
Oyster Cove Resort and Hope Island Resort: apply for approval to the relevant body corporate and a private building certifier.
For application fees see our Register of fees & charges.
Application for approval to construct non-tidal works
Use this form to request an approval to construct non-tidal works. Fees apply. See application form for details.
How to apply
The application process has two parts:
- If you want to undertake works on inundated land under Council's ownership or control, you must apply to our Property Services Unit to set up a lease. Contact us on 1300 465 326. If in agreement, the Property Services section will issue a letter of consent.
- The applicant lodges a non-tidal works consent application to Council's Operational works section for approval. The application will be assessed to make sure it complies with general siting requirements, is contained within the water allocation area and is fit for purpose.