Air Pollution Regulations and Monitoring

The City’s Health Services team is actively involved in a number of programs to control pollution within the district, so that environmental standards are maintained and can be enhanced.

What is air pollution?

According to the Department of Environment Regulation, air pollution occurs when the air contains air pollutants in the form of tiny particles, liquids or gas that can affect or even injure humans and animals, or damage plants or materials.

Air pollution regulations

Air pollution is regulated by:

Local laws

Cockburn Cement Limited

Stack emissions from Cockburn Cement Limited are regulated by the Department of 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.

Woodman Point Waste Water Treatment Plant

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.

Air pollution monitoring

In Cockburn, air quality and pollution is monitored by a range of agencies.
City of Cockburn officers are responsible for:

Kwinana Industries Council

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.

More information and contact

Please contact the City’s Health Services team for more information on air pollution regulations and monitoring on 08 9411 3444 or at Please contact the City to report an issue or Make a Complaint/Report and Issue.

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