Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring

ANZECC Guidelines and associated documents

Other published Guidelines

The documents below have been used by a member council to obtain consultant services. They are provided as an example of the type of documentation required and are not intended to be used as standard contracts.

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Consultant brief for laboratory analysis

Consultant brief for macro-diatom monitoring

The Pollution Kit provided is used by a Sydney Council to provide field staff with the resources to investigate incidents. This is not provided as "the" solution, rather as a prompt for you to design your own kit to meet the needs you may have with the industries and potential pollutants in your area.

A number of published case studies are provided, grouped under the topics:

  • Analysis
  • Environmental health
  • Non-point source treatment
  • Pollution studies.

These references will be updated as new studies become available.

The Government-maintained web sites are the most accessible and reliable sources of legislation. www.legislation.nsw.gov.au

Key legislation for NSW include:

  • Protection of the Environment Administration Act 1991
  • Protection of the Environment Operations (General) Regulation 1998
  • Protection of the Environment Operations (Noise Control Regulation) 2000
  • Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.
  • Water Management Act 2000
  • Fisheries Management Act 1994
  • Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995
  • National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974
  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Native Vegetation Act 2003

Relevant Commonwealth legislation includes the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). See Commonwealth of Australia Consolidated Acts

Manly Hydraulics Laboratory

MHL collects and manages data for state and local government agencies; much of this data is available for use by others and can be accessed here.

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