Who needs an Environmental Authority?
The applicant for an Environmental Authority must be a legal entity (e.g. person(s) or company). Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the authority holder.
Environmentally Relevant Activities (ERAs) are defined and categorised under schedule 2 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008 , dependent upon their potential risk to the environment.
A business that conducts any of the following activities requires an Environmental Authority from council.
Contact council if unsure if your business requires a development approval and Environmental Authority.
Part 2 - Chemical, coal and petroleum products activities
ERA 6: Asphalt manufacturing - Manufacturing 1000 tonnes or more of asphalt in a yea
ERA 12: Plastic product manufacturing
- manufacturing in a year a total of 50 tonnes or more of plastic products
- manufacturing in a year a total of 5 tonnes or more of foam, composite plastics or rigid fibre-reinforced plastics
Part 5 - Fabricated metal product activities
ERA 19: Metal forming - Forming a total of 10,000 tonnes or more of metal in a year using hot processes
ERA 20: Metal recovery
- recovering less than 100 tonnes of metal in a day
- (a) recovering 100 tonnes or more of metal in a day, or 10,000 tonnes or more of metal in a year without using a fragmentiser
Part 8 - Miscellaneous activities
ERA 38: Surface coating -anodising, electroplating, enamelling or galvanising by using 1 to 100 tonnes of surface coating materials in a year
Part 11 - Transport and maritime services
ERA 49: Boat maintenance or repair
Part 12 - Waste management
ERA 61: Waste incineration and thermal treatment of vegetation, clean paper or cardboard
A full list of ERAs can be found in Schedule 2 of the Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.