The Business Environmental Assessment Project assists businesses to improve their environmental practices, with a particular focus on reducing the risk of potential pollutants entering the environment. The project provides information and advice on environmental matters and related legislation relevant to small to medium enterprises.
One aim of the project is to increase people’s awareness of the Environmental Protection (Unauthorised Discharges) Regulations 2004
(the Regulations). This legislation applies to all businesses operating in Western Australia, and to their employees. In summary, the Regulations prohibit the discharge of certain materials into the environment in connection with a business.
The City’s Environmental Officer - Light Industry conducts assessments of environmental practices at relevant business premises. Assessment feedback includes recommendations on how to reduce the risk of discharges to the environment and on compliance with relevant legislation.
The City first started conducting similar assessments at local businesses in 2007 with the launch of the (then) Swan Catchment Council's Light Industry Risk Assessment (LIRA) project.
- Correct disposal of Controlled Waste
- Finding waste and recycling service providers
- Search Waste Authority's Find Local service by waste-type to find service providers near you.
- Environmental practices information sheets for businesses (courtesy of Perth Region NRM)
For further information about the Business Environmental Assessment Project contact the City's Environmental Officer - Light Industry on 9477 7138