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 is compiling the case study publication 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 bronwyn.scallan@perthnrm.com 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

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