A works approval allows a business to undertake works to:
- construct a building
- install new plant equipment
- change infrastructure
- change discharge or emission limits
- change work processes.
You may need a works approval if these works risk harming the environment. For example, if you install or change equipment at your premises that:
- create waste
- increases or changes the amount of discharge into the environment
- change the way you treat or store waste.
You may not need a works approval if your project doesn’t affect:
- the state of the environment
- any other person or organisation.
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Reviewed 27 August 2020