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Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA)

Council ensures that activities that are required to have an environmental authority comply with the appropriate conditions.

ERA's are prescribed by the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and have to operate subject to their conditions of environmental authority. Council ensures that activities that are required to have an environmental authority comply with the appropriate conditions.

A business that conducts any of the following activities requires an environmental authority from Council. Note - If you are unsure if your business requires a development approval and environmental authority, contact Council.

  • ERA 6 Asphalt Manufacturing.
  • ERA 12 Plastic Product Manufacturing (50t or more of plastic products/yr; or 5t or more of foam, composite plastics or rigid fibre-reinforced plastics/yr).
  • ERA 19 Metal Forming (10000t or more/yr).
  • ERA 20 Metal Recovery (less than 100t/day; or more than 100t/day or 10000t/yr).
  • ERA 38 Surface Coating (anodising, electroplating, enamelling or galvanising using 1t to 100t of surface coating materials in a year).
  • ERA 49 Boat Maintenance or Repair.
  • ERA 61 Waste Incineration and Thermal Treatment.

A full list of ERAs, including those that require approval by State Government, can be found in Schedule 2 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.

Information and fact sheets are available from the local government toolbox website.

If after viewing the toolbox website you still require further information contact council's customer service centre.