Permission to lodge
In the same way that permission from the landowner is required to lodge a development application on land, permission is also required for development applications on waterways under the ownership of Roads and Maritime Services. In order to obtain 'permission to lodge' from Roads and Maritime Services you must make a formal application.
In granting permission to lodge, Roads and Maritime is only exercising its role as a landowner and is simply agreeing to the lodgement of a development application to the local council or consent authority. It is important to note that in granting permission to lodge, Roads and Maritime is not exercising its role as a consent authority, and is also not endorsing the proposal nor issuing development consent.
If you have any further questions about obtaining permission to lodge please contact our Development Approvals Coordinator on 13 12 36 (Option 6).