Environmental protection tips

What are the environmental issues you must consider when demolishing, excavating or building?

The major issues are:

  • protecting heritage items and contributory buildings
  • occupational health and safety and public safety
  • identifying hazardous materials including asbestos
  • good site management including waste management
  • preventing erosion and controlling sediments
  • limiting hours of work to mitigate noise impacts on neighbours
  • limting hours of work to mitigate traffic and parking impacts on neighbours
  • timing deliveries to mitigate traffic and parking impacts on neighbours
  • provision for storage including chemical storage

Do it right on site

The Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and the Natural Heritage Trust have published a basic guide Do it right on site(PDF, 119KB) and the following factsheets to assist home owners, builders and trades understand the basic precautions that our development consents and environmental laws demand: