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.

If your Local Government can demonstrate best practice management of this issue, Perth NRM would like to share your approach, your learnings and your experiences with other Local Governments. Contact Bronwyn at for further information. A copy of the case study will be provided to your Local Government for your communication and reporting purposes.

Case Studies:

City of Cockburn City of Bayswater



Other examples of best practice by Local Governments in WA:

City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont using local laws to mitigate site erosion and sand drift

City of Gosnells providing “Doing it right” information to developers and builders

Perth NRM Articles:

Common barriers for Local Governments in WA to managing compliance for erosion and sediment control during urban development

The real cost of poor erosion and sediment control practices during urban development