The Dam Works Assessment Decision Framework sets out the parameters for dam works assessment in Tasmania.
Subject to the application of appropriate conditions, dam works that are consistent with the Framework can generally be considered to be dam works that:
(a) would be consistent with –
(i) the objectives of the Water Management Act 1999; and
(ii) any relevant State Policy; and
(iii) any relevant approval guidelines developed under section 8A [Part 3] of the Water Management Act 1999; and
(b) would not result in material environmental harm, serious environmental harm or environmental nuisance; and
(c) would not have a significant adverse impact on other persons taking water from the relevant water resource affected by the proposed dam works; and
(d) would not adversely impact on public safety.
Hence, approval of an application for a dam works permit under the Framework is therefore consistent with the requirements for the Minister's approval.
Dam Works Assessment Decision Framework (289Kb)