Preventing and controlling soil erosion, sediment runoff and sand drift from building, subdivision and construction sites is a significant issue for Local Governments (LGs). The environmental and financial impacts are considerable, and these are managed by Local Governments across Western Australia in diverse ways to varying levels of success.
In order to raise awareness, educate and inspire LGs to trial and/or embrace new tools and mechanisms to more effectively manage soil erosion, sediment runoff and sand drift, the Sediment Task Force has compiled this case study series Examples of Local Government’s response to erosion resulting from urban development in Perth, WA.
Learn why, what and find out how the:
- Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’s strategic approach to managing development protects local waterways.
- City of Bayswater is facilitating cooperation from builders and developers.
- Town of Cambridge is addressing sediment loss at its source.
- City of Cockburn has adopted a “multi-pronged approach” for sand drift and dust management.
- City of Kalamunda’s comprehensive regulatory framework to decrease sedimentation.
- City of Subiaco is remediating environmental degradation caused by sedimentation.
- City of Swan’s Development Design Specifications work with subdivisions.
|City of Cockburn (pdf)||City of Swan (pdf)|
|City of Bayswater (pdf)||Town of Cambridge (pdf)|
|Shire of Augusta Margaret River (pdf)||City of Subiaco (pdf)|
|City of Kalamunda (pdf)|