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.
There are currently no application or permit fees.
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.
You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.
The assessment process will occur/commence within five business days and will include:
On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions.
Phone: (08) 8408 1198