What documents must declared dam owners review and when?
IMPORTANT NOTE: There may be situations when you need to update or review your documents more frequently than shown in the table below. Please refer to the legislation to familiarise yourself with those situations.
When to review
|Document type||Consequence categories applied to||Regulation reference|
|Annual Dam Safety Standards Report||All dams||Clause 26|
|Safety Management System||All dams||Part 5 or Clause 17|
|Annually||Operations and Maintenance Plan||
|Annually||Emergency Plan - update contact details||All dams||Clause 10|
|Every 5 years||Emergency Plan - full review||All dams||Clause 10|
|Every 5 years||Operations and Maintenance Plan||
|Every 5 years||Risk Report (including an assessment of societal and individual risk rating)||All dams||Clause 15|
|Every 15 years||Consequence Category Assessment||All dams||Clause 7|
|Every 15 years||Safety Review||All dams||Clause 20|
What documents should I send to Dams Safety NSW?
Under the legislation, there are many documents you are not required to submit to Dams Safety NSW. However, you and your organisation must keep these documents and submit them to us if requested. Under the legislation, you must submit the Annual Report, Consequence Category Assessment and Emergency Plan to us each time they are reviewed or updated. You must also submit the Risk Report to us if it indicates that a declared dam is above the safety threshold.
Email your required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (02) 9842 8073.