Tools and Resources

​​​​​​​​​​Local Government officers are required to deal with a broad range of issues affecting their local communities. The Local Government tools and resources page is in response to requests from C​ouncil officers for information and guidance on various environmental management and pollution issues.

Items will be continually added to this page. Contact us with any feedback or suggestions, on the details below.

Air quality​

Burn Brighter This Winter Resources

Contaminated sites

Publications and useful resources for Contaminated Sites.

Noise issues

Publications including

Noise Management Procedures Manual

Guidelines for Assessing Noise Nuisance

Managing Trail Bike Noise on Private Land

Noise Limit Guidelines

Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners

Noise Complaints Fact Sheet (PDF 353Kb)​

Report Rubbish Postcard

​The EPA provides a printable Report Rubbish Postcard to promote the Report Rubbish web application.​​​​

Resolving ​environmental complaints

Resolving Environmental Complaints - Use of Powers under EMPCA (PDF 250Kb)​

EPA response to pollution events​​​

The EPA Pollution Response Policy outlines the EPA’s role and responsibilities for managing responses to pollution events:​

 EPA Pollution Response Policy (PDF 259Kb)

Level 1 activities

​Information and resources to assist in the assessment of Level 1 activities.

The Standard Conditions and Definitions​ document provides information about some of the standard conditions used by the EPA in drafting Permits and EPNs.  The conditions included are considered applicable to a wide range of environmental Activities and considered appropriate for Level 1 Activities as defined in EMPCA.​​

Workshops, seminars and training

Supplementary resources for joint EPA and Local Government workshops, seminars and training sessions.​​