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New or Existing Pontoon

Residential owners that have lake front properties may have the opportunity to install a pontoon on the West Lakes lake edge for their own private use.  

The application and approval for a lakefront pontoon is a two stage process involving initial Development Approval, followed by Permit Approval which is renewable annually.

Council does have Standard Pontoon Design Plans available for purchase for $100.  They are available in two sizes 2.4m x 2.2m or 2.4m x 4.2m.  These plans include acceptable moorings and methods of fixing the pontoon walkway to the lake edge.

Any proposed variations from the Standard Pontoon Design Plans must be certified by an independent technical expert.

Pontoons are unlikely to be supported along rock edges.

What are the costs?

There are currently no application or permit fees.

What do you need to know?

  • Once Development Approval has been granted, the application form must be lodged for assessment.
  • Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council.
  • You will need to supply the following information with your application:
    • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
    • Insurance Schedule detailing all inclusions and any exclusions to the Policy.
      Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy.

Applications will be considered within five (5) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council.

Approved permits are non-transferrable and require a new permit to be issued to the property owner.

 

How to apply?

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur/commence within five business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions. 

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198
Email: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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