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Our beach and coastline are important Council assets enjoyed and used by many residents and visitors. Polluted storm water however can quickly ruin the appeal of our beaches and have long term negative impacts on our marine environment.

Building companies (and their sub contractors) need to take reasonable and practical measures to prevent the deposition of building construction materials and sediments onto the roadways and into the storm water system. This is part of the requirements of the Environment Protection Act 1993 and Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy, 2003.


Further information

You can find out more about preventing stormwater pollution on our in the downloads below.

The EPA’s Handbook for Pollution Avoidance on Commercial and Residential Building Sites .