Development applications

Marinas and mooring structures

Marinas are facilities to accommodate houseboats and other large river craft, and may include homes and commercial facilities. Mooring structures such as a jetties, pontoons, wharves and landings are used to secure smaller boats in marinas, along the riverbank or on the riverbed.

Marinas and mooring structures on the Murray

Proposed developments involving marinas and mooring structures along the River Murray in South Australia must be assessed and approved by the state Planning agency as well as the councils in which they are located.

The Guide to Marina and Mooring Structure Development Along the River Murray in South a mooring structureAustralia  (2.3 MB PDF) provides directions for developers, councils and the community about how and where such structures should be built. It includes a site suitability checklist  (91.0 KB DOC) to ensure that developments are located in appropriate places and are environmentally and economically sustainable.

The guide should be read in conjunction with the EPA's Code of Practice for Vessel and Facility management for Marina and Inland Waters.

For an alternative version of a document on this page see Planning contacts.

Building a mooring structure

If you wish to construct a permanent mooring structure, check with the local council as a development application may be required.

If the structure will be over the seabed or foreshore, a lease or licence from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure may be required. For more information phone Marine Transport Safety Compliance on 8260 0220.

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