Phone1300 864 444
The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478
40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478
8:15am - 4:30pm
Monday to Friday
The Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) requires holders of environment protection licences to make their pollution monitoring data publicly available in a timely manner. The aim is to improve public access to information on the environmental performance of Council’s licensed facilities.
Annual summaries are downloadable below and cover the twelve-month period immediately prior to publication. The summary is updated monthly as required by the Act.
The Pollution Incident Response Management plans (PIRMP) have been developed to document the processes required to prepare for and respond to pollution incidents for the sites below and ensure that hazards to the environment, human health and safety are reduced, if not eliminated. They have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 and Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 2009.
Johnston Road, Alstonville - Sewage treatment processing by small plants
Fishery Creek Road, Ballina - Sewage treatment processing by small plants
North Creek Road, Lennox Head - sewage treatment processing by small plants
Kays Road, Coolgardie - Sewage treatment processing by small plants
167 Southern Cross Drive, Ballina - Non-thermal treatment of general waste and waste disposal by application to land
The Airport Sandpit is located on Southern Cross Drive, Ballina. Sand extraction from this site occurred between 1991 and 2002. This was via dewatering and dry excavation under an EPA Environmental Protection Licence. The Sandpit has not operated since 2001 and no pumped discharge has occurred on the site since dewatering ceased.
Council is currently looking into future opportunities to access this valuable resource via wet dredging methods.
The Tuckombil Quarry is located at 436 Gap Road, Alstonville. The site is a low intensity campaign operation comprising of extraction and screening of basalt to produce typical quarry products.
Council is currently looking into future opportunities to access the valuable resource that exist on site.