Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) are activities that will, or have the potential to, release contaminants into the environment that may cause environmental harm. It is a requirement of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 for anyone conducting an ERA to hold an environmental authority.

Local government administers the following ERA’s –

  • 6 Asphalt manufacturing
  • 12(1) and 12(2) Plastic product manufacturing
  • 19 Metal forming
  • 38(1)(a) Surface coating
  • 49 Boat maintenance or repair carried out at a boat maintenance or repair facility

If you are conducting any of the above activities, you must have a  Development Approval under the current or previous Planning Acts  and a Registration Certificate under the Environmental Protection Act 1994.

If your business activity is not on the above list please refer to the following link for further information on State government regulated ERA’s, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP).

For more information please contact Councils Environmental Health department on (07) 4099 9444.