Our Environment & Health team investigates environmental health complaints, including pollution complaints and incidents, in an effort to prevent and minimise pollutants and hazardous materials from entering our environment. In most cases, concerns about pollution should be referred to the source or person causing the problem.
The information on these pages should be used when an approach to the person causing the problem has not been, or is unlikely to be, successful.
Pollution matters will usually fall within one of these types:
Asbestos / Hazardous Materials
About asbestos, construction and demolition issues, safe removal and disposal, reporting pollution incidents
What is contaminated land, our DCP Chapter 10, control and enforcement
Dust and fumes
Keeping track of our air quality, sources of pollution, current projects and policies
Erosion & sediment
Affects of erosion and lack of sediment controls, runoff from building sites, development controls and enforcement
What is illegal dumping, local and regional strategies, how to report illegal dumping
What is littering, local and regional strategies, how to report littering and the EPA reporting portal for littering from a vehicle
Facts about noise, residential noise and who to contact if there is a problem
Requirements for applying to burn vegetation piles, our No Burn Policy, NSW Rural Fire Service standards
The importance of keeping our waterways clean, regulation of pollution, stormwater, onsite sewage management facilities, coastal and estuary management
Wood heater requirements, how to get the most of your wood heater and problems with smokey chimneys