Environmental monitoring

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. 


EPL 199 - Alstonville Sewage Treatment Works

Johnston Road, Alstonville - Sewage treatment processing by small plants


EPL 588 - Ballina Sewage Treatment Works

Fishery Creek Road, Ballina - Sewage treatment processing by small plants


EPL 590 - Lennox Head Sewage Treatment Works

North Creek Road, Lennox Head - sewage treatment processing by small plants


EPL 5785 - Wardell Sewage Treatment Works

Kays Road, Coolgardie - Sewage treatment processing by small plants


EPL 6350 - Ballina Waste Management Centre

167 Southern Cross Drive, Ballina - Non-thermal treatment of general waste and waste disposal by application to land


EPL 5948 - Ballina Shire Council Airport Sandpit 

Southern Cross Drive, Ballina - Land-based extractive activity

  • No monitoring is required because no activities are currently taking place

EPL 3856 - Tuckombil Quarry

486 Gap Road, Alstonville - Land-based extractive activity


Resources


Airport Sandpit, Ballina

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.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

This plan has been developed to document the processes required to prepare for and respond to pollution incidents for the Airport Sandpit (EPA Licence No. 5948) and ensure that hazards to the environment, human health and safety are reduced, if not eliminated. It has 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.


Tuckombil Quarry, Alstonville

The Tuckombil Quarry is located on 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.

Pollution Incident Response Management Plan

This plan has been developed to document the processes required to prepare for and respond to pollution incidents for the Tuckombil Quarry (EPA Licence No. 3856) and ensure that hazards to the environment, human health and safety are reduced, if not eliminated. It has 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.


Waste Management Centre 

This plan has been developed to document the processes required to prepare for and respond to pollution incidents for the Ballina Shire Council's Waste Management Facility (EPA Licence No. 6350) and ensure that hazards to the environment, human health and safety are reduced, if not eliminated. It has 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.

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