Fencing riparian zones
Why exclude stock from riparian zones?
Fencing waterways and controlling stock access is often regarded as the first stage to improving the waterway. Fencing will promote:
- improved aquatic habitat for fish and other species
- improved water quality through reduced input of faecal nutrients and sediments
- bank stability by preventing slumping and erosion
- reduced stock loss from bogging and drowning
- improved aesthetic qualities of the farm.
NSW Office of Water
Riparian Corridors and Vegetation Management Plans
Information for anyone wishing to do works on their river/creek banks.
A controlled activity approval authorises its holder to carry out a specified controlled activity at a specified location in, on or under waterfront land.
Under the Water Management Act 2000 (WM Act), a controlled activity means:
- the erection of a building or the carrying out of a work (within the meaning of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979), or
- the removal of material (whether or not extractive material) or vegetation from land, whether by way of excavation or otherwise, or
- the deposition of material (whether or not extractive material) on land, whether by way of landfill operations or otherwise, or
- the carrying out of any other activity that affects the quantity or flow of water in a water source.