Wentworth Local Environmental Plan 2011
7.8 Additional provisions—development on river bed and banks of the Murray River
(1) The objectives of this clause are as follows—(a) to manage and maintain the quality of water in the Murray River,(b) to protect the environmental values, scenic amenity and cultural heritage of the Murray River,(c) to protect the stability of the bed and banks of the Murray River,(d) to limit the impact of structures in or near the Murray River on natural riverine processes and navigability of the River.(2) This clause applies to land comprising the bed of the Murray River and up to the top of the bank of that River.(3) Development consent must not be granted to any development on land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied of the following—(a) that the development is likely to contribute to achieving the objectives of the zone in which the land is located,(b) that the development will not increase erosion,(c) that the development is not likely to cause an adverse effect on riverine habitat or flora or fauna habitats,(d) that the development will not cause an adverse effect on drainage or flow patterns.(4) Development consent must not be granted for the erection of a structure on land to which this clause applies unless the consent authority is satisfied of the following—(a) that the proposed structure will not be located on an outside bend of the Murray River,(b) that the appearance of the proposed structure, from both the Murray River and any adjacent land, will be compatible with the surrounding area,(c) that the development does not involve, and will not result in, the erection of more than one mooring per lot or per lots owned by the same owner or owners.(5) This clause is in addition to clause 7.7 and prevails to the extent of any inconsistency with that clause.Note.Clause 7.7 sets out matters that must be considered when determining development applications relating to land on or near the Murray River and other watercourses.