Maintaining a clean building site

Water contamination poses a serious impact on the environment. Builders, developers and residents have obligations to prevent the deposit or release of sand, sediment, silt, and rubbish or building materials into council gutters, stormwater drains and waterways from building sites.  It is the Principle Contractor’s responsibility to ensure they maintain a clean building site to prevent any potential contamination from entering a waterway.

Environmental Health Officers enforce the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to ensure potential sediment, sand, silt runoff and/or rubbish discharge into council Waterways is controlled to protect water quality.

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