Environment

Works approval - environment

A business that constructs or alters a building or structure intended for an activity licensed by the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) may be required to obtain a works approval.

Who should apply

New works approval

Any business establishing an activity that does not require development approval may be required to obtain an EPA works approval before applying for a licence.

The new works approval application is similar to a development application. It consists of an environmental assessment carried out for the EPA before it considers a licence application.

Licence exemption

A business or person undertaking an activity that will generate excessive pollution may require an EPA exemption. Pollution includes noise, dust, smoke, odour, water, waste or stormwater.

Exemptions are a form of environmental authorisation. The proposed activity is assessed in terms of the risk of potential harm to the environment and human health.

How to apply

1. Application form

Download a new works approval application form – print, complete, sign and date it.

Download an exemption application form – print, complete, sign and date it.

2. Lodgement

Lodge the signed application with the EPA, along with the specified fee. EPA address details and fees are contained in each application form.

Enquiries

Renewals

Approvals and exemptions can be renewed.

Renew your licence or exemption online

or

Download the application form to renew your works approval

Download the application form to renew your exemption


Related information

Other websites

Legislation


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Page last updated 21 December 2016

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