Cover pageMany routine activities on farms and rural properties involve working in or near waterways:  moving woody debris after a flood, building a stream crossing for a driveway, revegetating eroding riverbanks or digging drainage channels.  Many laws are in place to manage the impacts of these activities.

It is important to understand your legal responsibilities when planning any activity in or near a waterway, but the laws aren’t always easy to navigate.

Working Near Waterways is designed to help you work out what legal obligations may apply to your proposed activities, how you can meet those obligations, and where you can find out more information.

To download a PDF copy of the Guide, click here.

To download the Guide as an e-book (for iPads and Kindles), click here  (you may also need to download the e-book reader software)


Working in Waterways has been published with support from NRM South, NRM North and Cradle Coast NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. If you’d like a hard copy of the Guide, contact EDO Tasmania or your local NRM.

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