The City is actively involved in a number of programs to control air pollution within the district, so that environmental standards are maintained and can be enhanced.
According to the Department of Water and Environment Regulation, air pollution occurs when the air contains substances that can affect or even injure humans and animals, or damage plants or materials. These substances can be in the form of tiny particles, liquids or gas.
Some substances come from natural sources, while others are caused by human activities such as cars, fires, industry, agriculture and business.
Air pollution is regulated under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 opens in a new window.
Stack emissions from Cockburn Cement Limited are regulated by the Department of Water and Environment Regulation through a license under the Environmental Protection Act. As part of the license agreement, an independent consultant measures stack emissions four times a year.
Air pollution at the Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment plant is regulated by the Department of Environment Regulation through a license under the Environmental Protection Act.
In Cockburn, air quality and pollution is monitored by a range of agencies.
City of Cockburn officers are responsible for:
Much of the City of Cockburn is located within the Kwinana Air Quality Buffer zone. Kwinana industries estimate and measure emissions levels for the National Pollution Inventory opens in a new window each year. These levels are documented and published.
Complaints and issues can be submitted online via Make a Complaint/Report and Issue.
Please contact the City’s Health Services team for more information on air pollution regulations and monitoring on 08 9411 3444 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.