Blitz to protect waterways from building site pollution

Willoughby City

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As part of the Get the Site Right Campaign Council will be conducting a one-day inspection blitz of building sites across our area on 20 May to check pollution is being disposed of properly.

Builders and home renovators are being urged to stop run-off from their building sites polluting waterways and green spaces that Sydneysiders increasingly rely on for recreation and enjoyment.

Willoughby City is home to the Middle Harbour estuary and Lane Cover River, important tributaries to the spectacular Sydney Harbour. If sediment runoff from building sites gets into our local waterways, it not only affects water quality but harms marine plants and animals.

Council has made a commitment to protect these important waterways for future generations in our Green City Plan.

Now in its sixth year, Get the Site Right is a joint program between the Cooks River Alliance, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Georges Riverkeeper, the NSW Environment Protection Authority, Parramatta River Catchment Group, Sydney Coastal Councils Group, local Sydney councils including Willoughby, and Lake Macquarie Council.

Members of the public are encouraged to report pollution incidents, including poor sediment control, to their local council or the EPA’s 24/7 Environment Line on 131 555.

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